In 1861, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte bought 11,835 artworks for the Louvre, including 641 paintings from what Italian art collector? – 2017

In 1861, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte bought 11,835 artworks for the Louvre, including 641 paintings from what Italian art collector?




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Giampietro Campana




Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (born Charles-Louis Napoleon Bonaparte; 20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873) was theonly President (1848–52) of the French Second Republic and, as Napoleon III, the Emperor (1852–70) of the Second French Empire. In 1861, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte bought 11,835 artworks including 641 paintings, Greek gold and other antiquities of the Campana collection. Giampietro Campana (1808 – 10 October 1880), created marchese di Cavelli (1849), was an Italian art collector who assembled one of the nineteenth century’s greatest collection of Greek and Roman sculpture and antiquities.




(Cerro la Campana, the Bell mountain)

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