- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 7, 2014

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) - Southern California’s Huntington Library has acquired an early version of Anglo-Swiss painter Henry Fuseli’s classic “The Three Witches” and will put it on display beginning Saturday.

Huntington officials said Tuesday the painting also known as “The Weird Sisters” appears to be a full-size study made about 1782.

That was sometime before Fuseli created the two known final versions of his scary looking work depicting the witches of Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth.”

One of those is at England’s Royal Shakespeare Company. The other is at Zurich’s Museum of Modern Art.

This one, acquired from a private collection, has never been displayed publicly.

Although the Huntington is known for its 18th century British paintings, this is its first work by Fuseli, one of the most celebrated artists of that period.

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