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 Painters and Artists.Pair Off. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Painting.
 
It is said that Apelles, being at a loss to delineate the foam of Alexander’s horse, dashed his brush at the picture in despair, and did by accident what he could not accomplish by art.   1
 


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