Lot 44
Spring Auction: European Fine Art 2018
Omgeving van August Allebé (1838-1927)

Drie heksen / Three witches around a potion pot

rechtsonder annotatie 'Album./Aug Allebé'

aquarel en inkt op papier, zonder lijst, 30,7x38 cm

The inscription suggests that the present drawing was part of a portfolio possibly given to August Allebé (1838-1927), the famous nineteenth century artist and teacher of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

It has been suggested that this drawing depicts a scene out of Shakespeare's Macbeth (Act IV, scene 1). Three witches prepare a potion around a charmed pot with all sorts of grim ingredients among others a finger of a birth-strangled babe.

€ 500,00
€ 700,00