Henry Fuseli Macbeth Print
Henry Fuseli (Swiss, active in England, 1741-1825)
Macbeth Consulting the Vision of the Armed Head, 1793
from Macbeth (act 4, scene 1)
Oil on canvas, 167.7 x 135 cm
Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Folger, 1922
Henry Fuseli's gothic masterpiece draws on his fascination with fantasy, terror, and the supernatural. Painted for the Irish Shakespeare Gallery in Dublin in 1793, it is still in its original frame.
Featured in the exhibition Painting Shakespeare, on view at the Folger Shakespeare Library through Februay 11, 2018.