The Three Witches.

actress8The Three Witches from Macbeth, by Daniel Gardner, 1775 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Paintings of performers in character, or acting within a well-known play, became popular during the 18th century and often included celebrated actresses positioned centre-stage within dramatic scenes.
Here, Gardner has painted Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne; Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and Anne Seymour Damer as the witches from ‘Macbeth’
via The First Actresses | Gallery | History Extra.

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