ARISTIDES, of Thebes, a Greek painter of the 4th centuryB.C. He is said to have excelled in expression. For example,
a picture of his representing a dying mother’s fear lest her infant
should suck death from her breast was much celebrated. He
also painted one of Alexander’s battles. One of his pictures
is said to have been bought by King Attalus for 100 talents
(more than £20,000).
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