"The Three Witches" by Paul McGehee
Image Size: 10 1/2" x 21 3/4" ; Edition: 2,000 S/N
Signed and Numbered: $ 150.00
Is the original still available?

"The Three Witches" by Paul McGehee depicts one of the most iconic scenes of the stage, from William Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Written in 1606, the play is a tale of supernatural prophecies, political ambition and murder set in old Scotland. The title character, a Scottish General named Macbeth, is told by the trio of "weird sisters" that he is destined to become king of Scotland. This sets him on the tragic path of treachery and murder through which he takes the throne by force. The witches can be seen in Act IV, Scene I of the play in which they are gathered around a flaming cauldron, making their brew as they cackle:    

"Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good!"

"The Three Witches" is faithfully reproduced from Paul's original oil painting as an archival quality print issued in a strictly limited edition of only 2,000 pieces each hand-signed by the artist.