Cheyne Walk London, England CALMG : 1949.125.37 drawing

The Death of Lady Macbeth about 1875 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

The composition shows seven figures; in centre Lady Macbeth sits upon the throne, her hair loose and flowing. Beside her sits a sleeping attendant holding a feather fan loosely in her hand. A physician cools Lady Macbeth's brow with a cloth dampened from a bowl held by another female attendant. To left of composition a choirboy holding an incense burner stands beside a friar, kneeling at prayer. To right of composition an old woman stoops beside Lady Macbeth's throne, leaning towards her.

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