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Creator:
Print made by John Bell, 1811–1895, British
Title:
Charon's Boat
Date:
between 1838 and 1850
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper with cream chine collé
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches (21.2 x 31.8 cm), Plate: 8 3/8 x 12 1/16 inches (21.2 x 30.6 cm), and Image: 5 13/16 x 10 11/16 inches (14.7 x 27.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, etched in black ink, lower left under image: "JOHN BELL"; lower center: "SOON AS THE STYCIAN KEEL FORSAKES THE SHORE | THE FATAL BANK IS FILLE BY THOUSANDS MORE; | WHILE MARO THUS THE MOURNFUL CAUSE EXPLAINS. | "HEAVEN'S ALIENS HERE FROM EVERY DISTANT LAND | "IN COUNTLESS CROWDS THAT BLACKEN ALL THE STRAND | "IMPLORE THE FATAL STROKE AND COURT THEIR PAINS "; lower right under image: "ETCH : CLUB"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1991.16.5
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
agony | begging | boat | clouds | death | hell | men | mythology | people | pleading | religious and mythological subject | river | souls | staff | Styx | torturing | women
Associated People:
Charon
demon
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3172
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