The Pyrrhic Dance
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The Pyrrhic Dance was a Spartan war dance, performed at the Spartan and Athenian games. This picture was Alma-Tadema's first accepted submission to the Royal Academy. The painting was warmly received, with the noteworthy exception of art critic and champion of the Pre-Raphaelites, John Ruskin, who quipped that it was 'a detachment of beetles looking for dead rat'.
Owner/Location: Guildhall Art Gallery - London  (United Kingdom - London)
Dates: 1869
Artist age:Approximately 33 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 40.6 cm (15.98 in.), Width: 81.3 cm (32.01 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member chris_mccormick on 29 July 2002.
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