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the lady's last stake.jpg
According to Wellcome Collection's, "A married lady has lost all her cards to a young officer and has to decide between honour and debts."

The Death of Phocio
This 1804 painting by Joseph Denis Odevaere depicts the Athenian statesman Phocion watching stoically as his friends die by drinking poison. The condemned Phocion and his friends were sentenced to death and ordered to consume poison, but the poison…
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