Vue de la Cathedrale de Milan

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Article ID EUI1751


Vue de la Cathedrale de Milan


View of the Milan Cathedral in Italy.


ca. 1820


Basset (1750-1840)

Basset was a Paris print publisher, printseller, wallpaper manufacturer and the son of André Basset. He married in 1787 and was very active during the revolutionary period. He was situated in Paris at rue Saint Jacques no.64 ), his firm remained at least until 1885.

Historical Description

Soon after 400 BC, the area around Milan was settled by the Celtic Insubrians. In 222 BC the Romans conquered this settlement and used the Latin name Mediolanum. After several centuries of Roman rule, Milan was made one of the residential cities of the Empire in 286 under Emperor Diocletian. In 402 the city was besieged by Visigoths, after which the imperial residence was transferred to Ravenna. In the Lombard League of Cities, founded in 1167, Milan took the leading role. In 1450 Milan fell to the noble Sforza family, who developed it into one of the leading cities of the Italian Renaissance. In 1492, the French king Louis XII first laid claim to the duchy. After his victory over the Swiss in 1515 at the Battle of Marignano, the duchy was once again granted to France's King Francis I. After Charles V's victory over Francis I in 1525, Milan also fell to the House of Habsburg along with northern Italy. In 1556 Charles V abdicated in favor of his son Philip II and his brother Ferdinand of Habsburg, so that the Italian possessions passed to the Spanish line of the Habsburgs founded by Philip II. In 1714, in the Peace of Rastatt, Lombardy with its capital Milan and the Duchy of Mantua were formally granted to the Austrian Habsburgs. Napoleon conquered Lombardy in 1796. Milan was declared the capital of the Cisalpine Republic. After the end of Napoleon's occupation, at the Congress of Vienna in 1815, Milan and Lombardy, as well as Veneto, were again granted to Austria. After the defeat of Austria by the troops of Sardinia-Piedmont allied with France at the Battle of Solferino, all of Lombardy fell in 1859 to the House of Sardinia-Piedmont under Victor Emmanuel II, the nucleus of the then nascent Kingdom of Italy.

Dimensions (cm)26 x 40 cm
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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