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Episode of the Belgian Revolution of 1830 (1834), Wappers' most famous painting, now in the Musée d'Art Ancien, Brussels

Egide Charles Gustave, Baron Wappers (August 23, 1803 - December 6, 1874), Belgian painter, was born at Antwerp. Episode of the Belgian Revolution of 1830, Egide Charles Gustave Wappers (1834), in the Musée dArt Ancien, Brussels The Belgian Revolution was a conflict in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands that began with a riot in Brussels in August 1830 and eventually led to the establishment of... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, French: Bruxelles, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium and is considered by many to be the de facto capital of the European Union, as two of its three main institutions have their headquarters... August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Antwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen, French: Anvers, Spanish: Amberes) is a city and a municipality in the province of Antwerp (and its capital), in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ...


After studying at the Antwerp Academy he went to Paris in 1826. The Romantic movement was then astir in France, and in that vehement struggle towards a new ideal artists and political men were thrown together. Wappers was the first Belgian artist to take advantage of this state of affairs, and his first exhibited picture, "The Devotion of the Burgomaster of Leiden," appearing at the appropriate moment, had a marvellous success in the Brussels Salon of 1830. The picture, although political, was in fact a remarkable work, which revolutionized the taste of Flemish painters. The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... 1826 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Wappers was invited to the court of Brussels, and was favoured with commissions. In 1832 the city of Antwerp appointed him professor of painting, and his triumph was complete when he exhibited at the Antwerp Salon of 1834 his masterpiece, "An Episode of the Belgian Revolution of 1830" (Brussels Gallery). He was subsequently appointed painter to the king of the Belgians, and at the death of Matthieu van Bree he was made director of the Antwerp Academy. 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Of his very numerous works we may name "Christ Entombed," "Charles I taking leave of his Children," "Charles IX" "Camoens," "Peter the Great at Saardam," and "Boccaccio at the Court of Joanna of Naples." Louis Philippe gave him a commission to paint a large picture for the gallery at Versailles, "The Defence of Rhodes by the Knights of St John of Jerusalem," a work finished in 1844, when he received from the king of the Belgians the title of baron. After retiring from the post of director of the Antwerp Academy, he settled in 1853 in Paris, where he died. Louis-Philippe of France (October 6, 1773–August 26, 1850), served as the Orleanist king of the French from 1830 to 1848. ...


See J du Jardin, L'Art flamand; Camille Lemonnier, Histoire des beaux arts en Belgique; E Fetis, "Notice sur Gustave Wappers," Annuaire de l'academie royale de Belgique (1884). Antoine Louis Camille Lemonnier (March 24, 1844 _ June 13, 1913) was a Belgian writer and poet. ...


This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


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Egide Charles Gustave, Baron Wappers ( August 23, 1803 - December 6, 1874), Belgian painter, was born at Antwerp.
Wappers was the first Belgian artist to take advantage of this state of affairs, and his first exhibited picture, "The Devotion of the Burgomaster of Leiden," appearing at the appropriate moment, had a marvellous success in the Brussels Salon of 1830.
Wappers was invited to the court of Brussels, and was favoured with commissions.
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