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1850s

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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1850s

Late

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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1855

4 years, 7 months, 5 days later

Frederic Leighton lives in Paris.

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1855

It is believed that in this year Antonín Dvořák writes his first composition, the Forget-Me-Not Polka in C (Polka pomněnka).

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1855

Frederick Leighton's Cimabue's Celebrated Madonna is shown at the Royal Academy exhibition, where concerns about its size are expressed by the Hanging Committee.

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1857

2 years, 1 day later

Frederic Leighton makes his first trip to Africa, visiting Algeria.

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1860

3 years later

Frederic Leighton moves to London.

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1860

October 5

on Friday

9 months, 8 days later

Frederic Leighton enrols with the first group to join the 38th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle volunteers (later to be known as The Artists Rifles).

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The moon was waning gibbous that night.

1860

December 12

on Wednesday

2 months, 8 days later

Frederic Leighton writes to his mother: "though Ruskin stayed about three hours and was altogether very pleasant, he did not say anything that I could quote about my paintings. He was immensely struck by my drawing of a lemon-tree, and was generally complementary, or rather, respectful, that is more his genre." ('Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton', p55-6)

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The moon was a new moon that night.

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John Ruskin (1819-1900), aged 41: poet; draughtstman; art critic

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