Francis Davis Millet's Reading the Story of Oenone  
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Reading the Story of Oenone
Frank Millet 1846-1912, American artist
c 1882
Detroit Institute of Arts
Oil on canvas
76.2 x 147 cm (30 x 57 in.)
Purchased with the proceeds of the Art Loan Exhibition and Popular Subscription; 83.
From: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.  2001  

(eeno´nee) , in Greek mythology, nymph skilled in the art of healing. Paris loved her but later deserted her for Helen. Oenone, in revenge, sent their son, Corythus, to guide the Greeks to Troy. When Paris lay mortally wounded, he asked her to heal him but she refused. After learning of his death, she committed suicide.  
(Columbia Encyclopedia) 



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