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Henry Hugh Armstead RA, Study of a female figure for 'Remorse'
Henry Hugh Armstead RA, Study of a female figure for 'Remorse'

Study of a female figure for 'Remorse', ca. 1903

Henry Hugh Armstead RA (1828 - 1905)

RA Collection: Art

A preparatory study for Armstead's sculpture 'Remorse' (1903, Tate Britain). The female figure represents Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth, after the murder of King Duncan, sleepwalking down a spiral staircase and wringing her hands saying 'What, will these hands ne'er be clean?'. The figure in the finished sculpture wears a braided headdress but her pose is similar to the drawings on this sheet and others in the Royal Academy collection.

Object details

Study of a female figure for 'Remorse'
ca. 1903
Object type
Pen and ink with wash and white gouache over pencil on blue/green wove paper

255 mm x 256 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Given by Dr. Hugh Wells Armstead 1932
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