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Giants and Titans, from the book Compositions from the Works, Days, and Theogony of Hesiod

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William Blake; after John Flaxman, Giants and Titans, from the book Compositions from the Works, Days, and Theogony of Hesiod, 1817, engraving on paper, The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection, public domain, 79.50.367

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Title

Giants and Titans, from the book Compositions from the Works, Days, and Theogony of Hesiod

Related Titles

book title (original language): Compositions from the Works, Days, and Theogony of Hesiod

Artist

William Blake (English, 1757-1827)

after John Flaxman (English, 1755-1826)

Related People

author: Hesiod (Greek, active ca. 700 BC)

printer: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown (English, established 1699)

Date

1817

Medium

engraving on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 10 15/16 in x 8 15/16 in; sheet: 12 3/4 in x 10 1/8 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature/maker's mark: no signature

inscription: TC "Giants and Titans"; BC "The War Unsated Gyges, Briarbeus, and Cottus Bitterest Conflict Waged"

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

English

Credit Line

The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection

Accession Number

79.50.367

Copyright

public domain

Terms

engraving

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

paper

the Titans

Description

Many artists illustrated ancient texts that dealt with mythology. Early in the century, John Flaxman completed designs to complement writings by Hesiod dating to about 700 BCE. Flaxman's spare outlines, rendered in stipple engravng by William Blake, show both elegance and power, as in the dramatic scene depicting the epic battle of the Giants and the Titans.

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