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Witches & wicked bodies / Deanna Petherbridge.

  • Petherbridge, Deanna, 1939-
  • Books

About this work


Witches & Wicked Bodies provides an innovative, rich survey of images of European witchcraft from the sixteenth century to the present day. It focuses on the representation of female witches and the enduring stereotypes they embody, ranging from hideous old crones to beautiful young seductresses. Such imagery has ancient precedents and has been repeatedly re-invented by artists over the centuries. Deanna Petherbridge introduces this fascinating subject and includes insightful catalogue entries on each of the exhibited works. The illustrations primarily feature drawings and prints as well as a group of important paintings, all from British collections. A wide range of artists is represented including Durer, Cranach, Goya, Fuseli, Blake, Burra, Sherman and Rego. --Back cover.


Edinburgh : National Galleries of Scotland, 2013.

Physical description

128 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 25 cm


Published to accompany the exhibition, Witches and Wicked Bodies, held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, from 27 July 27 to 3 November 2013 in association with the British Museum.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references.


  • English

Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    Open shelves

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  • 9781906270551
  • 1906270554