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        Damocles, 1866

        Couture, Thomas (1815-79); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1866. Attendant in court of Dionysius of Syracuse; taught a lesson about the fragility of life by having a sword dangled over his head by a single hair; Provenance: Musee des Beaux-Arts, Caen, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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