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        Zeuxis Choosing Models from the Beautiful Women of Croton, 1789

        Vincent, Francois Andre (1746-1816); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1789. Zeuxis choisissant pour modeles les plus belles filles de Crotone; Greek painter of 4th century BC; asked to paint a picture of Helen of Troy but no woman was beautiful enough so he chose five maidens from the city and combined the best features of each into a figure of ideal beauty; Provenance: Louvre, Paris, France. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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