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Weird Sisters: Ministers of Darkness, Minions of the Moon

1791
18th century
247 x 351 mm (9.7 x 13.8 in.)

James Gillray, British (English), (1757–1815)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and aquatint with hand coloring on wove paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Edition: Published 23 December 1791 by Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street
Marks: Unsigned; inscribed in margin, upper center: “To H. Fuzelli [sic] Esqr. this attempt in the Caricature Sublime is respectfully dedicated”
Bibliography: Wright, pp. 135–136; BM Sat 7937 ; Drayer Hill, Fashionable Contrasts, no. 2; Mr. Gillray, p. 45, fig. 43; see Ashton, Shakespeare and British Art (New Haven, CT: Yale 1981), cat. no. 55; note in pencil on original DAC catalog card: “Although published two years after the event, the print is a commentary on the Regency Crisis, precipitated by George III’s illness. Three members of the cabinet & Dundas (1742–1811) appointed Home Secretary in June 1791, William Pitt, the Younger (1759–1806), and Lord Thurlow (1732–1806), the Lord Chancellor.”
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1962
Accession Number: 1962.51.3

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  • caricatures - Use for representations, often portraits, that exaggerate certain features or characteristics to humorous or ludicrous effect. [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • literature (writings)
  • Macbeth (play) - The play; see also the literary figure term for the character.
  • magic - Study and practice of ritual activities intended to control or influence human or natural events through the invocation of external and impersonal mystical forces beyond the ordinary human sphere; typical ritual activities include the manipulation of special objects and the recitation of spells. [October 1994 scope note added; related term added.]
  • occult sciences - Range of studies, theories, and practices involving a belief in and knowledge or use of supernatural forces or beings, the goal of practice being the manipulation or subversion of natural laws to achieve some desired purpose. [November 1994 related term added. October 1994 scope note added; lead-in terms added; alternate term added. July 1994 related term added. January 1994 related term added.]
  • political caricature
  • politics
  • Shakespeare (William) - LC n 78095332: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
  • theater (discipline) - Use for the professionally oriented study of theater, involving training, practice, and study in the processes of doing theater. For the academically oriented study of theater, use "drama." [August 1995 descriptor changed, was "theater". April 1993 related term added.]
  • witches - Those who practice witchcraft. [October 1994 descriptor added.]

Dimensions
  • sheet Dimensions: 247 x 351 mm (9.7 x 13.8 in.)

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