Paintings Reproductions Sargent, John Singer Miss Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth, 1889
Sargent Paintings 1856 - 1925  Painter, Guitarist, United States, American Impressionism

Miss Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth, 1889

Oil on canvas, 87 x 45 inches [220.98 x 114.3 cm]

National Portrait Gallery, London

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OIL PAINTING:  Miss Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth, 1889

      Probably the closest Sargent ever got to the Pre-Raphael Brotherhood was with his paintings of the famous actress, Dame Ellen Terry -Miss Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth, after the first performance in the role; and yet this is not at all an allegorical painting, just a straight portrait of the actress in costume playing Lady Macbeth. Still, the tone, the costume, the medieval implications are very much in theme with Edward Burne-Jones and the Aesthetic Pre-Raphaelitism.