Yale Center for British Art
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)
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:
pleading | souls | torturing | mythology | hell | men | women | boat | begging | Styx | clouds | religious and mythological subject | agony | people | river | staff | death
Currently On View:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3172