I need to find the name of, or artist of a painting but I have not found it even though the painting is somewhat famous, It shows death or a (grim reaper) riding a sickly horse towards a king near a throne, all the people around the king are dead do you know the painting I am referring to?
I've seen it multiple times i mean i've even seen cartoon renderings of it. It may have been a depiction of the plague but i'm not sure?
If it's famous enough that you've seen cartoon spoofs of the painting, then we're definitely missing something important.
Can you please try to describe the painting? Don't use descriptions like 'death' or 'king' unless you're absolutely positive that is what the figure truly is. Might it have been a pope? And you're certain the figure was on horseback? And the other figure was sitting or standing near a throne, surrounded by dead people. Were they inside or outside? Strange as it sounds, were the figures dressed or were they naked? What style of clothes are they wearing (general time period or description, but don't say something specific [like Victorian clothing] unless you're certain)?
Considering that the painting is famous enough that you've seen it several times and have seen spoofs of it, it's probably something we can figure out. Maybe we're just looking in the wrong direction. We definitely need more to go on, though.
Oh, and do you remember the orientation of the image -- vertical (portrait) or horizontal (landscape)?
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