Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper with cream chine collé
Sheet: 8 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches (21.2 x 31.8 cm)
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"
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Prints and Drawings
pleading | souls | torturing | mythology | hell | men | women | boat | begging | Styx | clouds | religious and mythological subject | agony | people | river | staff | death