Charon’s Boat

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A boat poled by a bare-chested man is about to reach a bank guarded by a three-headed dog
Charon's boat.

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A boat poled by a bare-chested man is about to reach a bank guarded by a three-headed dog tied to a kennel. On the boat is a host of passengers, among which Pierrot, Harlequin, a soldier wearing a shako, Falstaff, and the artist himself, depicted as a melancholy fool with a yellow hat. On the opposite bank, the sign reads: “Toll—5 C. per soul.”
The caption reads in the original French: La barque à Caron.

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