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The Labours of Thor (engraving)

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The Labours of Thor (engraving)

6021195 The Labours of Thor (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Labours of Thor. There was the city; it stood on a plain / Treeless, and open to wind and rain. / The walls rose up to meet the stars, / Its gates were guarded with triple bars. Illustration for Historical and Legendary Ballads and Songs by Walter Thornbury (Chatto and Windus, 1876).); © Look and Learn

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Ballad Ballads Bars Droplets Gates Guarded Legendary Meet Meteorlogical Meteorological Meteorologists Open Plain Rain Raining Showery Song Songs Stars Stood Triple Walls Wind Treeless


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is a captivating engraving from the 19th century that depicts an intriguing scene. In this print, we see a city standing proudly on a treeless plain, vulnerable to the elements of wind and rain. The walls of the city reach up towards the stars, while its gates are guarded with triple bars. This artwork serves as an illustration for Walter Thornbury's Historical and Legendary Ballads and Songs, published in 1876. It beautifully captures the essence of Thor's legendary labours through its intricate details and evocative imagery. The Germanic influence is evident in this piece, showcasing Germany's rich cultural heritage. As rain showers gently fall from above, meteorologists study these droplets to understand weather patterns and climate changes using scientific methods. "The Labours of Thor" not only highlights historical events but also emphasizes the importance of science in understanding our natural world. This engraving invites us to explore both legend and reality while appreciating literature, artistry, history, and scientific advancements. Displayed here as part of a private collection, this print by Bridgeman Images offers viewers a glimpse into an enchanting past where mythology intertwines with human ingenuity. It reminds us that even amidst adversity – be it mythical or meteorological – humanity has always found ways to adapt and thrive.

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