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    Exclamation Help me find a painting!

    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?

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    Help me please.

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    If you even have a guess to what it is give me a link please!

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    Give more description. Is it digital or traditional?

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    I believe its traditional the painting is fairly old.

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    George Watson Baratt:

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    Arthur Rethel...

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    You're not thinking of Durer's 'Four Horseman of the Apocalypse are you?

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    Vision of Death - Gustave Dore


    Death on a Pale Horse - Benjamin West


    Death on a Pale Horse - William Blake


    Death on a Pale Horse - Mortimer Haynes


    Evidently, Death prefers to ride a pale horse. Can you narrow down the medium or style at all?

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    No no I feell like i'm missing something i've seen this multiple times and I have no clue why I cannot ind it.

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    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?

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    No =(

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    maybe if your where more specific on what you mean by 'fairly old'
    or possible give us an idea of what style it is.

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    Fairly old for teenagers is 25.
    Fairly old to 20-somethings is 40.
    Fairly old in the US is 200 years.
    Fairly old in Europe is 1000 years....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesMcBear View Post
    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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    And just in case...

    Is it the Triumph of Death, by Bruegel?


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    Well, this is the only thing that pops into my mind, Death and the Miser by Hieronymus Bosch.
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    It was horizontal the horse was on the far left the throne and king on far right and the people were dressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesMcBear View Post
    It was horizontal the horse was on the far left the throne and king on far right and the people were dressed.
    Your description couldn't be more underwhelming. I give up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinc View Post
    Your description couldn't be more underwhelming. I give up.
    At least we got some cool illustrations out of this topic. I'm going to check out some more William Blake and Dore.

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