Miss Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth, 1889
Oil on canvas, 87 x 45 inches [220.98 x 114.3 cm]
National Portrait Gallery, London
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.