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Interior Scene, known as The Rape

1868-69: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Degas did not give this picture its dual title, he simply - and enigmatically - referred to it as 'my genre painting'. According to one (unlikely) interpretation, it illustrates a passage from Emile Zola's recently published novel, Thérèse Raquin
 
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