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Oil sketch of Phidias studying horses and riders from the life for the Parthenon frieze.

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One of a series of at least 79 portraits of Washington painted by Rembrandt Peale, only one of them from life. In this "porthole" style painting Washington is surrounded with classical motifs. The oak wreath or "corona civica," awarded to Roman…

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These classically styled vases are decorated with views of the Fairmount Water Works

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One of a pair; designed for the Imperial Opera House in Vienna; briefly installed on that building, but thought to be out of scale and taken down. Bought by Philadelphian Robert Gratz who gave them to the Fairmount Park Commission, they were set up…

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One of a pair; designed for the Imperial Opera House in Vienna; briefly installed on that building, but thought to be out of scale and taken down. Bought by Philadelphian Robert Gratz who gave it to the Fairmount Park Commission, they were set up in…

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According to a prophecy, the Greeks could not take Troy without Achilles, but he was doomed to die in that war. Achilles' mother Thetis therefore sent him to the island of Skyros, where he lived disguised as a maiden with the daughters of King…

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The Schuylkill River is shown as a classical river god whose chains symbolize the control of the river by the Fairmount Dam and Water Works.

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Cerracchi faciebat, Philadelphia, 1795 (on back of column).
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