Time, Death and Judgment

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1866

Artist:

George Frederick Watts
English, 1817-1904

About this artwork

George Frederick Watts exhibited this painting at the Royal Academy, London, in 1865 as Design for a Larger Picture. He later executed a number of versions of the same subject, which was identified by Mrs. Watts as Time bearing a scythe and pressing forward through the stream of life hand in hand with his mate, Death. The figure of Judgment follows behind, holding a sword. In the last half of his career, Watts, a celebrated Romantic painter, favored allegories like Time, Death, and Judgment, which were influenced by his studies of the heroic forms of the Renaissance artist Michelangelo and the warm palette of Titian.

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European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 223

Artist

George Frederick Watts

Title

Time, Death and Judgment

Origin

England

Date

1866

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

36 × 28 5/16 in. (91.5 × 72 cm)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1925.724

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