cf. John Singleton Copley, “Watson and the Shark” (1778)
Howard Cosell Live At The Dempsey vs. Firpo Fight
cf. George Bellows, Dempsey and Firpo (1924)
The Raft of the Medusa drifts straight into Washington Crossing the Delaware – a regrettable situation for both paintings.
“…a new failure — and I have had enough of it.”
Before leaving Saint-Rémy, he wrote to Émile Bernard:
“…And yet, once again I let myself go reaching for stars that are too big —
a new failure — and I have had enough of it.”