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1808 in art

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1808 in art

Events in the year 1808 in Art.

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Events

  • May 2 and May 3 – In Spain the guerrilla resistance movement against the French forces of Napoleon Bonaparte begins; immortalized in 1814 by Francisco Goya's Third of May 1808.
  • April 5 – John James Audubon marries Lucy Bakewell.
  • The Academy of Fine Arts, Munich is founded.
  • The Rijksmuseum moves from The Hague to Amsterdam.
  • Thomas Phillips is elected to the Royal Academy.
  • Publication of Johann Dominicus Fiorillo's Geschichte der zeichnenden Künste.
  • Publication of an edition of Robert Blair's poem The Grave with illustrations from designs by William Blake (including A Vision of the Last Judgment).
  • Publication begins of The Microcosm of London illustrated in aquatint from watercolours produced jointly by Augustus Charles Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson and published by Rudolph Ackermann in London.
  • Works

  • François Joseph Bosio – Statue of Cupid with a bow (Hermitage Museum)
  • Antonio Canova – Venus Victrix (marble reclining nude)
  • Richard Cosway – Portrait miniature of Arthur Wellesley
  • François-Xavier Fabre – The Judgement of Paris (approximate date)
  • Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson
  • The Entombment of Atala
  • François-René de Chateaubriand
  • Hortense de Beauharnais
  • Francisco Goya – Prison Interior
  • Antoine-Jean Gros – Napoleon on the battlefield of Preussisch-Eylau
  • Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
  • The Bather
  • Oedipus explains the riddle of the Sphinx
  • Thomas Lawrence – Portrait of the Children of Ayscoghe Boucherett
  • Edouard Pingret – Portrait of Napoleon I of France
  • Births

  • February 5 – Carl Spitzweg, German Biedermeier painter (died 1885)
  • February 26 – Honoré Daumier, French painter, sculptor and illustrator (died 1879)
  • March 6 – Sofia Adlersparre, Swedish painter (died 1862)
  • July 12 – Edward Troye, Swiss-born American equine painter (died 1874)
  • Date unknown – Nikola Aleksić, Serbian portraitist in the Biedermeier artistic tradition and the Nazarene movement of 19th century German painters (died 1873)
  • Deaths

  • February 10 – Hugh Douglas Hamilton, Irish portrait artist (born 1740)
  • March 1 – Fredrika Eleonora von Düben, Swedish textile artist, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts (born 1738)
  • March 3 – Anton von Maron, Austrian painter active in Rome (born 1733)
  • April 10 – Jean-Laurent Mosnier, French painter and miniaturist (born 1743)
  • April 15 – Hubert Robert, painter (born 1733)
  • April 26 – Jean-Baptiste Pillement, Rococo painter, designer and engraver (born 1728)
  • June 1 – Jacques Kuyper, Dutch printmaker, painter, draftsman, watercolourist, etcher, musician, and composer (born 1761)
  • June 6 – Magdalene Bärens, Danish still life and flower painter (born 1737)
  • December 4 – Karl Ludwig Fernow, art critic (born 1763)
  • date unknown
  • Christina Chalon, Dutch painter and etcher (born 1748)
  • Samuel Shelley, English miniaturist and watercolour painter (born 1750)
  • References

    1808 in art Wikipedia


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