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The Death of Socrates

Jacques-Louis David, 1787
The Death of Socrates, Jacques-Louis David
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The Death of Socrates is a Neoclassical Oil on Canvas Painting created by Jacques-Louis David in 1787. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Death in Art. Download

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