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1848

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Lucerne

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

City on Lake Lucerne, central Switzerland. It joined the Swiss Confederation in 1332. In 1803, Lucerne became the capital of the French-inspired Helvetic Republic but rejoined the...

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Bourbon

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art — History.

The surname of a branch of the royal family of France. The Bourbons ruled France from 1589, when Henry IV succeeded to the throne, until the monarchy was overthrown in 1848, and reached the...

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Rösner [Roesner], Karl

Susanne Kronbichler-Skacha.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 19th-Century Art; Renaissance Art. 295 words.

(b Vienna, June 19, 1804; d Steyr, July 13, 1869).

Austrian architect. He was classically trained at the academies of Vienna and Rome, where he also acquired a solid knowledge...

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Fourdinois family

Gordon Campbell.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Professional Interior Design; 19th-Century Art; Renaissance Art. 110 words.

French family of cabinetmakers. Alexandre-Georges Fourdinois (1799–1871) established his Paris workshop in 1835. He became cabinetmaker to the Empress Eugénie, for whom he made furniture...

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Vien, Joseph-Marie, Comte

Joshua Drapkin.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Prints and Printmaking; 18th-Century Art; 19th-Century Art; Renaissance Art. 2222 words.

(b Montpellier, June 18, 1716; d Paris, March 27, 1809).

French painter, draughtsman and engraver. He was one of the earliest French painters to work in the Neo-classical...

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