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1870

During the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871) the Mona Lisa is moved from the Louvre to the Brest Arsenal.

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1872

2 years later

Dvorak's works are performed for the first time in Prague.

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1873

1 year, 1 day later

Frederic Leighton again travels to Egypt.

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1873

Dvorak's work is performed to notable success again in Prague.

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1874

1 year later

When Lord Leighton took over the Royal Academy it was a tumultuous period as they had been evicted from their former residence in Trafalgar Square and they were moving into their new one in London. The old Royal Academy was in the process of becoming the one we know today.

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1874

Antonín Dvořák makes a submission for the Austrian State Prize for Composition and is awarded it that year. (Johannes Brahms is on the jury and is highly impressed by his work.)

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1875

1 year later

Frederic Leighton is promoted Lieutenant Colonel of The Artist's Rifles.

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1876

1 year later

William Bouguereau becomes a Life Member of the French Academy.

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1876

Antonín Dvořák is awarded the Austrian State Prize for Composition.

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1876

February 19

on Saturday

1 month, 19 days later

Antonín Dvořák writes the sketch for Stabat Mater and dedicates it to František Hušpauer "as a souvenir to the friend of his young days."

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The moon was waning crescent that night.

1877

10 months, 17 days later

Antonín Dvořák is again awarded the Austrian State Prize for Composition.

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1877

Antonín Dvořák returns to the final stylisation of Stabat Mater.

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1877

The Arab Hall of the house of Frederic Leighton is constructed. It is inspired by a twelfth century Arab-Norman palace called La Zisa in Palermo, Sicily.

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1877

October 1

on Monday

9 months, 3 days later

Antonín Dvořák writes the definitive version of the score of Stabat Mater in Prague.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.
Sunrise in Prague was at 5:46 AM and sunset was at 5:52 PM.

1878

3 months, 2 days later

Frederic Leighton is made a Knight Bachelor.

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1878

Frederic Leighton is elected President of the Royal Academy.

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1878

Frederic Leighton is made an Officer of the Légion d'honneur.

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1880

2 years later

Dropped by Auguste Rodin.

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1880

The National Gallery of Art, London buys the The Virgin of the Rocks.

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1880

December 23

on Thursday

11 months, 27 days later

The first performance of Stabat Mater takes place at the concert of the Jednota umělců hudebních (Association of Musical Artists) in Prague.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.
Sunrise in Prague was at 5:55 AM and sunset was at 6:03 PM.

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