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“Phryne Before the Chicago Tribunal”

Topic:
Republican Nomination
Source:
Puck
Cartoonist:
Bernhard Gillam
Date:
June 4, 1884, p. 137
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This Bernhard Gillam cartoon appeared in print just prior to the Republican National Convention in Chicago (the magazine was postdated). In it, Gillam mimics a well-known 19th-century painting by French academic artist Jean-Leon Gerome called "Phryne Before the Areopagus," down to the poses and gestures of the figures, in many cases. Phryne was a famous courtesan (prostitute) in ancient Greece, renowned for her beauty, by which she had accumulated great wealth over the years. At one point, she was charged with a capital crime and put on trial before the Areopagus (Athenian judicial court). Her defender, Hypereides, was making no progress with her pleas, so he brought the great beauty before the judges, tore off her clothes and expressed loud lamentations for her plight. Superstitiously fearing her power, the judges decided not to order her execution.
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