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Old 04-23-2012, 03:13 PM
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Blakeish but I presume it isn't by him.
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Is that Perseus fighting the sea monster?
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:42 PM
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Not Blake.

Not Perseus.
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Heracles Slaying the Hydra? His father Zeus would be the personage in the boat.

See also Hercules combatant Achelous (Louvre, Paris).



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Nope, not Heracles or Hercules, nor Achelous, and that's not Zeus either. It is a mythological subject, though, so you're on the right path, just the wrong region of origin. Always fascinated me how different regions have some similar myths from antiquity.

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No it's Thor and Jörmungandr

Sorry, "Thor in Hymir's boat battling the Midgard Serpent" (1788) by Henry Fuseli.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B6rmungandr

The hammer is a clue

Fuseli bio here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Fuseli

I had difficulties, because I was chasing "worm ouroboros" - the wrong version of the myth
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The hammer is a clue
Where did you see the hammer?
I thought that was an axe. It's hard to see since its behind his head.

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Yes, Edradour, you are the grand prize winner.

LGHumphrey was very close suggesting Blake since Blake had acknowledged Fuseli as one of his influences.

This mm was Fuseli's "Diploma Work" for entrance into the Royal Academy and is still in the collection of the RA.
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