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1841

September 8

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Antonín Dvořák is born in Nelahozeves, near Prague (then part of Bohemia in the Austrian Empire, now Czech Republic).

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.
Sunrise in Nelahozeves was at 5:54 AM and sunset was at 6:00 PM.

1846

4 years, 3 months, 26 days later

Prix de Rome attempt

Jean-Léon Gérôme tries to enter the prestigious Prix de Rome, but fails in the final stage because his figure drawing is inadequate.

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1846

The Cock Fight

Jean-Léon Gérôme paints The Cock Fight.

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1847

1 year later

Success at the Salon of 1847

Jean-Léon Gérôme sends The Cock Fight to the The Salon of 1847, where it gains him a third-class medal.

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1850s

3 years, 1 day later

Two butterfly-shaped walnut braces are inserted into the back of the panel of the Mona Lisa to a depth of about 1/3 the thickness of the panel. This intervention is was skillfully executed, and successfully stabilized the crack that had been forming in it.

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5 months, 1 day later

By now William Bouguereau has made strong connections with art dealers, particularly Paul Durand-Ruel (later the champion of the Impressionists), who helped clients buy paintings from artists who exhibited at the Salons.

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