Universal Exhibition of Agricultural, Industrial and Fine Arts Products - Paris 1855

Agriculture, Industry and Fine Arts

May 15, 1855 - November 15, 1855


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Austrian Salon

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We left the Prussian salon by the door immediately to our left, and, crossing the Swiss gallery, we began our walk in the Austrian salon by the left wall.
Austria was not very well divided: its exhibition was generally considered inferior to that of Prussia; however, there were some good paintings: 33 artists had exhibited 52 paintings.
M. Eybl, from Vienna, had sent a type of Old peasant woman of lower Austria (12), quite remarkable, belonging to the Imperial Museum of Vienna.
M. Jérôme Induro, from Milan, was the most renowned genre painter in Austria; his talent was very original; one found in his small paintings the spirit of observation which distinguished the English school. His Swiss Soldier (2206), his Musicians (2207), are real little masterpieces.
Appiani, of Milan; the Carnival in Rome (0), by M. Caffi, of Venice; the Pulpit of the Cathedral of Milan (2183), by M. Bisi, of Milan; the Forum of Rome (10), by M. Caffi; the Quest (2198) and the Smugglers (2202), by M. Dominique Induno, of Milan, gave Austrian Italy an undeniable advantage.
- There were, however, a Winter Effect in the Forest of Bukong, Hungary (25), by M. Van-Haanen, of Vienna; Charlemagne visiting a boys' school (6), by M. Blaas, of Vienna; The End of the Hunt (22), by M. Gauermann; Albéric de Romano, brother of Eccelin, tyrant of Padua, surrendering himself, with his wife and children, as a prisoner to the Marquis d'Este (2190), by M. Hayez.
Mr. Caffi, of Venice, exhibited a very beautiful View of Venice (8); Mr. Schiavoni, of Venice, a Venus at the Bath (2220); Mr. Arienti, of Milan, a Conjuration of the Pazzi; Mr. Inganni, of Milan, a Wedding Party at Night, in a Village near Brescia (29), a picture of manners very interesting and of a bizarre effect.
M. Schlesinger, of Frankfurt-on-the-Mein, had exhibited, in the Austrian salon, the Penitent (3984), the Butterfly Hunt (3982), the Preferences (3983), the Bride (3985).
We then meet the Cook (2205), by
M. Jérôme Induno; the Column of Porte-Rosa in Milan (2208), by M. Inganni; a large and beautiful landscape (218), by M. Frédéric Müller, of Munich; Hungarian Horses in the pasture (186), by M. François Adam, of Munich; a very remarkable Portrait (199), by M. Kaulbach; a View of the Cathedral of Magde-bourg (220), by M. Neher, of Munich; a second Portrait (200), by M. Kaulbach; Travellers stopped in front of a farm in winter (246), by M. Richard Zimmermann; a Factory in a Tyrolean valley (227), by Scheuchzer, of Munich; a beautiful Portrait of M. G. de Kaulbach, President of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (198), by M. F. Kaulbach.
Mr. Victor Müller, of Frankfurt am Main, sent a painting showing great drawing qualities, representing Man, Sleep and Dream (3716).
M. Ventadour, from Paris, residing in Frankfurt, had painted with a rather happy effect a Cortège de cavalerie allemande aux flambeaux (2159).
We must also mention the Desdemona (2164) by M. Bohn, of. We must also mention the Desdemona (2164) by M. Bohn, of Stuttgard; Mary and St. John at the tomb of Jesus Christ (2170), by M. Schmidt, of Stuttgard; the Serenade (2163), by M. Bohn; Romeo and Juliet (2166), by M. Karl Müller, of Stuttgard, and finally the Vivandière (2204), by M. Induno, which was on a par with his other works.

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