Details: This poster is of Lady Macbeth Seizing the Daggars, by Henry Fuseli. Although it was probably inspired by an actual performance of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, this macabre scene was invented by the artist. Lady Macbeth is shown seizing the bloodied daggers from her husband who has just murdered King Duncan (Act 2 scene 2).
Henry Fuseli (in German, Johann Heinrich Füssli; February 7, 1741 - April 17, 1825) was a British painter, draughtsman, and writer on art, of German-Swiss origin. As a painter, Fuseli favoured the supernatural. He pitched everything on an ideal scale, believing a certain amount of exaggeration necessary in the higher branches of historical painting. His figures are full of life and earnestness, and seem to have an object in view which they follow with intensity. Fuseli painted more than 200 pictures, but he exhibited only a minority of them. He rarely drew the figure from life, basing his art on study of the antique and Michelangelo. He produced no landscapes and painted only two portraits.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.