Giants and Titans

John Flaxman (English, 1755-1826)
William Blake, Engraver (English, 1757-1827)

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The giants Gyges (Earthquake), Briareus (Hurricane) and Cottus (Volcano) were the sons of Earth and Sky. During the Titanic war they sided with Zeus, but following the defeat of the Titans, the Giants vainly attempted to assail Olympus themselves.

Object Information

artist
John Flaxman (English, 1755-1826)
engraver
William Blake (English, 1757-1827)
creation date
1816-1817
materials
engraving on paper
series
The Theogony Works & Days & the Days of Hesiod
accession number
34.29JJ
credit line
Gift of William George Sullivan
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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