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        Achilles recognised, 1799

        Argunov, Nikolay Ivanovich (1771-p.1829). Russian. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1799. Achilles' parents Peleus, King of Phthia and the goddess Thetis are warned their son will die in Troy; they hide him, disguised, amongst the daughters of Lycomedes; Ulysses unmasks this deception by ordering a trumpet-blast; as a warrior, Achilles responds, drawing a sword and revealing his true identity; Achille; Provenance: Ostankino Palace Theatre Museum, Moscow, Russia. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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