The departure of the third convoy of statues and works of art for France

Joseph-Charles Marin - Jean Jérôme Baugean, Partenza del terzo convoglio delle statue e monumenti d'arte italiani per la Francia, 1797
Author: 

Joseph-Charles Marin (attivo XVII-XIX sec.) - Jean Jérôme Baugean (1764-1819)

Type: 
Print
Year: 
1797
Material and technique: 
Engraving
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Inventory: 
inv. mn 749
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Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

In 1796 the French army led by the young general Napoleon Bonaparte, fresh from brilliant victories in Piemont and Lombardy, invaded the Legations of Ravenna, Ferrara and Bologna. Pope Pius VI was compelled immediately to sign the Armistice of Bologna, ratified the next year by the Peace of Tolentino, which obliged him to hand over 100 works of art and 100 manuscript books from the Vatican Library.

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