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Jupiter / Zeus | John Flaxman

Jupiter / Zeus | John Flaxman

Polydamus attempting to stop Hector attacking the Greeks, from John Flaxman's Iliad

Polydamus attempting to stop Hector attacking the Greeks, from John Flaxman's Iliad

Flaxman_Ilias_1793.River god Scamander fought on the side of the Trojans during the Trojan War (Iliad XX, 73/74; XXI),after the Greek hero Achilles insulted him.Scamander was also said to have attempted to kill Achilles three times,and the hero was only saved due to the intervention of Hera, Athena and Hephaestus.He is the personification of the Scamander River that flowed from Mount Ida across the plain beneath the city of Troy.The battles with the Trojans were fought on the plain of…

Flaxman_Ilias_1793.River god Scamander fought on the side of the Trojans during the Trojan War (Iliad XX, 73/74; XXI),after the Greek hero Achilles insulted him.Scamander was also said to have attempted to kill Achilles three times,and the hero was only saved due to the intervention of Hera, Athena and Hephaestus.He is the personification of the Scamander River that flowed from Mount Ida across the plain beneath the city of Troy.The battles with the Trojans were fought on the plain of…

Maidens playing Music.  John Flaxman.  English, 18th cent. drawing 117x223 mm. by tony harrison, via Flickr

Maidens playing Music. John Flaxman. English, 18th cent. drawing 117x223 mm. by tony harrison, via Flickr

"Hypocrites" John Flaxman, 1807, from The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

"Hypocrites" John Flaxman, 1807, from The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

Demodocus : narrates the quarrel of Odysseus and Achilles; the love of Ares and Aphrodite; the Trojan Horse in Book 8

Demodocus : narrates the quarrel of Odysseus and Achilles; the love of Ares and Aphrodite; the Trojan Horse in Book 8

'A herald put the beautifully wrought lyre in the hands  of Phemios, who sang for the suitors, because they made him.  He played his lyre and struck up a fine song. Meanwhile  Telemachos talked to Athene of the grey eyes.'    Phemios entertains the suitors  Engraving and etching on paper  John Flaxman  1805  Tate Gallery

'A herald put the beautifully wrought lyre in the hands of Phemios, who sang for the suitors, because they made him. He played his lyre and struck up a fine song. Meanwhile Telemachos talked to Athene of the grey eyes.' Phemios entertains the suitors Engraving and etching on paper John Flaxman 1805 Tate Gallery

John Flaxman | Venus with Paris and Helen

John Flaxman | Venus with Paris and Helen

Saturno y sus hijos, 1794. John FLAXMAN (1755 –  1826) was a British sculptor and draughtsman, and a leading figure in British and European Neoclassicism. Early in his career he worked as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood's pottery. He spent several years in Rome, where he produced his first book illustrations. He was a prolific maker of funerary monuments.

Saturno y sus hijos, 1794. John FLAXMAN (1755 – 1826) was a British sculptor and draughtsman, and a leading figure in British and European Neoclassicism. Early in his career he worked as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood's pottery. He spent several years in Rome, where he produced his first book illustrations. He was a prolific maker of funerary monuments.

John Flaxman, Compositions From the Works Days and Theogony of Hesiod, copy 1, 1817 (Collection of Robert N. Essick): electronic edition

John Flaxman, Compositions From the Works Days and Theogony of Hesiod, copy 1, 1817 (Collection of Robert N. Essick): electronic edition

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