"Oath of the Horatii" by Jacques-Louis David

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It is perhaps neoclassical artist Jacques-Louis David's most recognisable painting; 'Oath of the Horatii' tells the story of the three brothers of the Horatii family who volunteer to fight and sacrifice themselves for the good of Rome. Find out why this subject was so popular in revolutionary France.

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