George Frederic Watts

Time, Death, and Judgement

c. 1865-1886
This painting was among the first gifts to the National Gallery of Canada, donated by the artist in 1887. It represents Watts' most ambitious contribution to his "House of Life" series of allegorical paintings that sought to record the symbolic history of mankind. The appearance of the youthful figure of Time on the left and the heavy drapery of Death on the right are influenced by classical sculpture. Above them hovers the figure of Judgement, holding a set of scales.
Title
Time, Death, and Judgement
Date
c. 1865-1886
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
243.8 x 166.4 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Gift of the artist, London, England, 1887, on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Jubilee
Accession number
130

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