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A witch surfing on a sieve. Mezzotint by C. Turner, 1807, after J.J. Halls.

  • Halls, J. J. (John James), active 1791-1834.
Date
1 Decr. 1807
Reference
576080i
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Description

"Perhaps his most successful effort was "A witch 'but in a sieve I'll thither sail' from Macbeth", which was engraved in mezzotint in 1807 by Charles Turner"--Oxford dictionary of national biography, s.v. Halls, John James

Publication/Creation

London (no. 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square) : C. Turner (for the proprietor), 1 Decr. 1807.

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 60.7 x 45.9 cm

Lettering

I.J. Halls pinxt. ; C. Turner sculp.

Lettering note

"The witch sailing to Mecca" appears to be the lettering on the British Museum impression; but if this is the scene described in Macbeth (Act I, scene 3) the witch should be sailing to Aleppo. Both cities are inland

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 576080i

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