'Paris Abducting Helen', c1782-c1784. Artist: Gavin Hamilton
'Paris Abducting Helen', c1782-c1784. The abduction of Helen, wife of king Menelaus of Sparta, by the Trojan prince Paris, led to the Trojan Wars. Found in the collection of the State A Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow.
© Fine Art Images
18th Century, Abducting, Abduction, Ancient Greece, Ancient Greek, Art, Arts, Bow And Arrow, Britain, British, Century, Color, Colour, Concept, Country, Crime, Eighteenth Century, Female, Fine Art Images, Gavin, Gavin Hamilton, Greece, Greek, Greek Mythology, Guy, Hamilton, Helen Of Troy, Kidnapped, Kidnapping, Lady, Law, Location, Love, Male, Man, Men, Monarch, Mythology, Neo Classical, Neo Classicism, Neoclassical, Neoclassicism, Oil, Painting, Paris, People, Prince, Queen, Royal, Royalty, Scotland, Scots, Scottish, Shield, Ship, Ships, Sovereign, Sparta, Spartan, Tgn, Transport, Transportation, Trojan, Trojan Wars, War, Water Transport, Woman, Women
'Venus and Anchises', c1889-1890, (c1930). Creator: Sir William Blake Richmond
'Venus and Anchises', c1889-1890, (c1930). Illustration to the "Epipsychidion", a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, depicting the illicit meeting of Venus, goddess of love, and her earthly lover, the shepherd Anchises. The penalty for mortals for looking at a god or goddess was to be turned to stone. As Venus walks, accompanied by lions and a flight of doves, she turns autumn leaves into spring flowers and apple blossom, and night becomes day. Painting in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. From "Modern Masterpieces of British Art". [The Amalgamated Press Ltd., London, c1930]
© The Print Collector/Heritage Images
'Trojans Deceived', 1830. Artist: Unknown
'Trojans Deceived', 1830. The raiding party secreting themselves in the great wooden horse. The story of the legendary wars between the Greek confederation and Troy, part of which is the subject of Homer's epic poem the Iliad where it is said to have lasted ten years, has some historical basis. Virgil, in his epic poem the Aeneid, writes of the end of the siege of Troy and tells of the huge wooden horse which Ulysses had built. It was left outside the walls of Troy and the Trojans were convinced it was a Greek offering to the gods for their safe voyage back to Greece. Instead, it was full of Greek warriors who, when the horse was dragged into Troy, waited until night, climbed down and opened the gates of the city and let in the Greek army. From The World Displayed by the Rev Royal Robbins. (New York, 1830).
© Ann Ronan Picture Library / Heritage-Images