Artwork Title: Procession of Souls - Artist Name: Louis Welden Hawkins

Procession of Souls

Louis Welden Hawkins, 1893

The Procession of Souls (1893) was dedicated to the successful sculptor Alexandre Charpentier, who was a close friend. It shows a group of figures with haloes walking slowly along a riverbank, as two cloaked boatmen wait in their small boat on the river – suggestive of Charon on the River Styx. On the opposite bank is a chapel, its windows lit up in the gloom of the half light. (
oil on canvas

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