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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    View dates ca. 1910-1914. The Pien Collegio [Full Council] met in this room on the second floor. Decor designed by Palladio; ceiling (1575-1578) by Veronese, wall paintings by Tintoretto.

    “The Doge’s Palace, Venice, has façades which date from 1309-1424, designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon. [Bono] The palace, started in the ninth century, several times rebuilt, and completed in the Renaissance period, forms part of that great scheme of town-planning which was carried out throug…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The sculptures of the rulers of Naples are visible in the niches on the facade.

    [It is one of the four residences used by the Bourbon Kings of Naples during their rule of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies (1730-1860).] The most important royal building scheme of the early 17th century was the completion of the Palazzo Reale by Domenico Fontana and his son Giulio Cesare Fontana ( fl 1593-1627) at the centre of the city. After a first stage of building in 1600-1602, it was continued after Domenico&#…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The western façade side of the building (fronting on Piazza del Plebiscito) now displays a series of statues of the rulers of dynasties to rule Naples since the foundation of the Kingdom of Naples in the twelfth century.

    [It is one of the four residences used by the Bourbon Kings of Naples during their rule of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies (1730-1860).] The most important royal building scheme of the early 17th century was the completion of the Palazzo Reale by Domenico Fontana and his son Giu…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    French 16th-century château approximately 75 km west of Paris, in the département of Eure-et-Loire. In 1546 Diane de Poitiers began to build a modest house in the village of Anet; it underwent considerable and magnificent enlargement (after 1547, until 1553) when her lover Henry II became King of France and placed Philibert de L'Orme and virtually unlimited resources at her disposal. The château is built on a moated site around three courtyards with gardens to the north. Largely demolishe…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The statue is The Law by Jean-Jacques Feuchère, stone, 1854.

    A former palace (maison de plaisance) located on the left bank of the Seine, which is now the seat of the French National Assembly, the lower legislative chamber of the French government. The palace was originally built for the legitimized daughter of Louis XIV, the duchesse de Bourbon, to a design by the Italian architect Lorenzo Giardini. Giardini oversaw the construction until his death in 1724, after which Jacques Gabriel V too…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    This was the oldest section, begun 1660.

    The château was expanded by Phillipe de France, duc d'Orléans in the 17th century, and finally enlarged by Marie Antoinette in the 1780s. Napoleon I and Napoleon III also used the palace, which was a U-shaped scheme of three sections, open to the east. Destroyed by fire (with the exception of a few outbuildings and its majestic garden) in 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War. The burned-out shell stood until 1891, when it was demolished. The garde…

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    1910-01-01
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