An image of Macbeth consulting the witches

Eugène Delacroix

(France 26 Apr 1798 – 13 Aug 1863)

Macbeth consulting the witches

Location
Not on display
Further information

The print is Delacroix’s first major lithograph inspired by literature. It was made shortly after his return from London in 1825. The lithograph is said to be the first work in the history of the medium to have been conceived entirely with a scraper so that the whites appear scratched back from the inky black ground.

Year
1825
Media
Print
Medium
lithograth
Dimensions
32.0 x 25.0 cm image; 56.6 x 40.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.l. [within image], [inscribed on stone] "E. Delacroix". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 2008
Accession number
322.2008