The Weird Sisters. No.1 Sketches from the King's Theatre.
Rare lithograph on india, titles in ink under India paper. Sheet 272 x 386mm (10¾ x 15¼"). Chip to paper upper left; Ms identifying subjects.
The three Sheridan sisters entered polite society in London in the late 1820's, and their combined beauty and accomplishments led them to be collectively referred to as "The Three Graces". Helen, the eldest daughter, summarized their merits years later to Disraeli: "Georgey's the beauty, Carry's the wit, and I ought to be the good one, but I am not." From left to right: Lady Duffergh - Helen Selina Blackwood, Baroness Dufferin (1807–1867); Honb.le Mrs Norton - Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (1808 – 1877); Lady Seymour - Jane Georgiana Sheridan (1809 – 1884). The weird sisters, a reference also to William Shakespeare's three witches in Macbeth, see Ref: 14726, for No.2. Sketches from the King's Theatre.
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