Francois Boucher (1703-1770)
“Vulcan Presenting Arms to Venus for Aeneas” (1740)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
In Virgil’s epic “Aeneid,” Venus seduces Vulcan and persuades him to forge weapons for her son Aeneas.
LHSNG: New [Round Table Council] Outfits - Shiroe (UR), William, Sylvia, Rayneshia, Nyanta (and my Female Half-Alv Avatar)
Some new artwork released for the latest two events. The avatar’s costume is stupidly locked to Warrior classes, probably the least logical class for the costume to be locked to. Shiroe also got a second Round Table uniform unit, but as an Ultra Rare instead of a Super Rare.
J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851)
“The Slave Ship” (1840) (originally titled “Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and Dying-Typhoon coming on”)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
J.M.W. Turner was inspired to paint “The Slave Ship” in 1840 after reading “The History and Abolition of the Slave Trade” by Thomas Clarkson. In 1781, the captain of the slave ship Zong had ordered 133 slaves to be thrown overboard so that insurance payments could be collected.
J.M.W. Turner was a member of the British Anti-Slavery Society and believed that slavery should be outlawed around the world.