What’s Done Cannot Be Undone

SARAH BERNHARDT as LADY MACBETH
from MacBeth by William Shakespeare

Giclee collector’s print, 250 print edition

IT IS NOT an exaggeration to say that Sara Bernhardt played every major theatrical role of her era, including several male roles (Hamlet being the most prominent).

After extensive searching I acquired three tiny photos of Ms. Bernhardt as Lady Macbeth, and the painting is based upon these postage stamp-size pictures showing the famous sleep-walking scene (of the “out damned spot” reference) with Bernhardt dressed in a floor length white shift. I found the garment to be a little too formless for my purposes, so a blanket robe was added for visual interest.

Bernhardt, of all the Victorian actresses, is the most visually distinctive, and due to her fame, presumably the most recognizable. After much study of Bernhardt portrait photography, however, it was clear to me that she looks nothing like the elegant portraits of Alphonse Mucha. Bernhardt had a very large nose, extraordinarily wide-spaced eyes, a very thin face, a slight overbite, and hair that varies from a total frizz to large cascading waves.


Image size is 14x20 inches, overall print size is 18x24 inches, edition of 250 prints. Print cost is $250 each plus $10 shipping and handling (and sales tax, if applicable). Special Canvas edition: 14x20 inches, edition of 25. Canvas print cost is $500 plus $10 S&H (plus tax).

Each archival paper print is reproduced from the original oil painting and printed on an archival pigment printer for uncommon color fidelity. The prints are personally signed and numbered by the artist and are accompanied by a signed and numbered registration/historical summary certificate. 

Our special canvas edition prints are signed and numbered by the artist in oil. Please note: canvas edition prints contain no text on the printed sheet. They are ready to frame and hang just as an oil painting. A white canvas border is provided around the print so that art may be secured on stretchers if desired

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