Thursday, 8 March 2012

Dante Gabriel Rossetti & The Death of Lady Macbeth

The Death of Lady Macbeth by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (c. 1875)

'She should have died hereafter. There would have been a time for such a word'     [Macbeth 5.5.16]

Pen and ink and sepia wash drawing on paper of the death of Lady Macbeth from Macbeth, Shakespeare's intense study in the psychology of evil, as imagined by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), co-founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood art movement. Macbeth's lady is depicted trying to rub the stains of Duncan's murder from her hands as she struggles with her repressed humanity.

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