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MEDEA Sorceress Daparture by Ship by A. Feuerbach - 1911 COLOR Antique Print

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!!! NOTE !!! if the image in the description shows a broken image icon, right click on the icon then select “copy the image location” and then paste it into your browser’s address box to see the image OR send me a message to get more images if they do not all show. Departure of Medea Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 AMONG the tragic myths of the Greeks that of Medea holds a prominent place. The father of Medea was Aetes, King of Colchis. Her mother was either Hecate, a goddess of the lower world; or, according to another account, was one of the Oceanides. In either case our heroine was of partly supernatural origin, and so we find her possessed of wonderful powers of sorcery in addition to such personal charms as warranted her on one occasion in contending with Thetis for the palm of beauty. She first comes into notice in connection with the story of the Argonauts, who, led by Jason, sailed to Colchis to capture the golden fleece. Aetes promised to surrender the fleece to Jason on condition of his yoking to a plough a pair of fire-breathing and brass-footed oxen, and of his sowing a field with dragons' teeth. It would have been impossible for Jason to fulfil these conditions had not Medea loved him and come to his aid. She made him, for the time, impervious to fire; enabled him to secure the dragons' teeth, and instructed him how to deal with the armed men who sprang tip as the instant harvest from the sowing of the teeth. Having thus enabled Jason to procure the fleece, Medea forsook her home and kindred and accompanied him to Iolcus as his wife. After sundry adventures in the latter place, the wedded pair took up their abode at Corinth, where, for about ten years, we know Medea not as a relation of the gods or as a mighty sorceress, but only as a devoted and happy wife and mother. Her strong, passionate nature seemed satisfied to expend itself in the gentle offices of domestic life. But this peaceful experience had a terrible ending, the occasion of which was the infidelity of Jason, who deserted Medea for Glauce, the daughter of Creon, King of Corinth. Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. The resentment of the despised wife and outraged mother was terrible. After the first impulsive ebullition of her rage, she assumed a spirit of resignation, and having thus disarmed suspicion, she sent to her rival the gift of a robe and coronet of wondrous beauty. These were no sooner assumed by the devoted Glauce, than they burst into flames and consumed her with indescribable tortures. Her father, attempting her rescue, also perished, and their palace was destroyed. Medea having next slain the two children that she had borne to Jason, fled to Athens. Her flight is commonly represented as having taken place in a chariot drawn by dragons. But there are various versions of the story, and our artist pictures the flight as made by boat. The unhappy mother is represented as holding the hand of her innocent child for the last time ere she imbrues her hands in his blood. Print Specifics: Type of print: Typogravure (similar to modern offset lithography) - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - actual 1911 Original artist: Anselm Feuerbach Publisher: Leipzig, Verlag von E.A Seemann Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Image printed on heavier, matte finish paper mounted neatly along the top edge onto heavier earth color sheet of paper. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Dimensions: 9 x 12.5 inches (the earth color sheet). Paper weight: 2 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Note: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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TURKEY Trebizond on Black Sea - 1887 Wood Engraving

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This old engraving has substantiated and stimulated a recent interest of mine; this physical thing now hangs in front of my reading chair, and I have found the digital copy of the charming old book from which it was cut (VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OR SCENES IN MANY LANDS VOLUME
de Colange, Leo (Ed.)).
Published by E.W. Walker, Boston, MA (1887))
I recommend enjoying some of the 19th century paintings under "Trabzon in art" in commons.wikipedia., which is where I first discovered this one. In some of these it is the artists viewpoint of serious (not ) peacefulness that I especially enjoy, and now this is substantiated, in front of my reading chair.

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