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A Male Académie ('The Barque of Charon')
After Pierre Subleyras

In Greek myth Charon was the boatman who took the souls of the dead across the river Styx to Hades. This is a copy of a picture in the Louvre of about 1735 and the composition also appears in the picture by Subleyras of his studio (Academy, Vienna). This painting has in the past been attributed to Fuseli (1741 - 1825).

Key facts
Artist After Pierre Subleyras
Artist dates 1699 - 1749
Full title A Male Académie ('The Barque of Charon')
Date made about 1770
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 134.6 x 83.8 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by Frederick L. Lucas, 1925
Inventory number NG4133
Location in Gallery Not on display
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