Lightning Struck a Flock of Witches | William Holbrook Beard | 19th Century

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Size: 14"x11"
Frame Style: Black Frame

"Lightning Struck a Flock of Witches" by William Holbrook Beard, dating from the 19th century, presents a dramatic and chaotic scene. It depicts a group of witches caught in a tempestuous moment, struck by a bolt of lightning. The chiaroscuro technique is employed here, with the stark contrast between the darkness of the stormy sky and the bright, illuminating strike of lightning, highlighting the figures in distress. The witches are shown with expressions of shock and fear, their bodies contorted by the unexpected force. This work embodies a sense of dynamic movement and the supernatural, capturing a moment of intense narrative in a single, powerful image. Beard was known for his often humorous depictions of animals and figures, and this painting may carry a satirical tone, despite its ostensibly dramatic subject matter.

 

Frame:

Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


Print: 

For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.


  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging