Henry Daniel Chadwick (British 1879 – 1896)

The Three Witches


Henry Daniel Chadwick (British 1879 – 1896), “The Three Witches”

English painter. Macbeth meeting the old hags as they cast a spell over their boiling cauldron saying Bubble, bubble toil and trouble. Scene in Shakespeare’s play first performed in c1606. Oil on canvas.

The Three Witches of Macbeth have inspired several painters over the years who have sought to capture the supernatural darkness surrounding Macbeth’s encounters with them.

A man of secretive character, Henry Chadwick lived in London but frequently changed his address. He painted figure compositions and portraits as well as some architectural views and seascapes. He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy and the Suffolk Street Gallery between 1879 and 1896.