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Maker(s):Coriolano, Bartolomeo; Reni, Guido, after
Culture:Italian (ca. 1599-ca. 1676); Italian (ca. 1575-1643)
Title:The Fall of the Giants
Date Made:1638; 1641 reworked
Materials:Chiaroscuro woodcut from four blocks; brown, tan, and cream ink on white paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:Frame: 39 7/8 in x 29 1/8 in; 101.3 cm x 74 cm; Sheet/Image: 34 1/4 in x 24 1/4 in; 87 cm x 61.6 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2013.27
Credit Line:Purchase with the John Martyn Warbeke Art Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Scene from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Numerous nude male figures (the Titans) tumble off of a rocky summit while Zeus wields his lightening bolts accompanied by an eagle at upper center and personifications of the winds blow from the clouds. Inscriptions at upper left and right reference Claudian's Gigantomachia.


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