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9.12.2021

Time Regained (vol VI p 217-30)

Pavia p 217 | Gabriel Davioud, (French architect, 1823–81), Trocadero, Jardin des Champs-Élysées. 
 p 218 | Charterhouse of Pavia = Carthusian monastery of Pavia (Italy) Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian 
 p 218 | Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431-1506), Italian painter. 
 p 218 | Passy is an area of Paris, in the 16th arrondissement, on the Right Bank, traditionally home to many of the city's wealthiest residents. 
 p 219 | The Bois de Boulogne is a large public park on the western edge of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt and Neuilly-sur-Seine. It was created between 1852 and 1858 during the reign of the Emperor Louis Napoleon. 
 p 229-30 | Ferdinand Barbedienne (French artist, 1810-92). Bronze worker, reproduced ancient and modern sculptures in bronze.

8.15.2021

Time Regained VI pp 33-40

 p 33 | Lettres à Mademoiselle de Volland by Denis Diderot

 p 33 | Nymphenburg was established in 1747 as Europe’s sole maker of high-quality porcelain. 

 p 34 |Henri Fantin-Latour (1836–1904):French painter & lithographer, known for his flower paintings and group portraits of Parisian artists & writers.

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 p 35 | Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, comtesse de La Fayette (1634–93), known as Madame de La Fayette, was a French author who wrote La Princesse de Clèves, France's first historical novel and one of the earliest novels in literature.  

 p 35 | Henrietta of England (1644 –70) was the youngest daughter of King Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria of France.  

p 39 |  Les Contemplations (The Contemplations) is a collection of poetry by Victor Hugo, published in 1856. It consists of 156 poems in six books. Most of the poems were written between 1841 and 1855, though the oldest date from 1830. Memory plays an important role in the collection, as Hugo was experimenting with the genre of autobiography in verse. (wiki)

p 39 |  A geometer is a mathematician whose area of study is geometry.

p 40 | On November 8, 1895, German physics professor Wilhelm Röntgen stumbled on X-rays while experimenting with Lenard tubes and Crookes tubes.

p 37 |  Napoleon Bonaparte’s Licorice Obsession: Apparently, Cottard was right!

p 37 | The Barberini Palace is a 17th-century palace in Rome, facing the Piazza Barberini in Rione Trevi.

p 37 | Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94) was a Scottish novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer, best known for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses.