Lady Sydney Morgan in Venice - early 19th Century
from Italy Volume 2, page 460:
The first public fête, of any importance, celebrated after a long period, and probably the last for a long time to come, was got up by the Imperial Government, in honour of the return of the far-famed horses [of St Mark's] . Nothing was omitted that could give éclat and splendour to an event which marked the benefits, conferred by the restoration of legitimacy, and … more >>
Lady Sydney Morgan, Italy Volume 2, volume 2 (London, 1821), p. 460. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1515756038965 accessed: 6 April, 2020
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|Date/Time||early 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|
The horses of St Mark's had been removed by Napoleon in 1797 when he conquered much of Italy, and taken to Paris. Following Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, the statues were returned to the Austrian Empire who, in the terms of the Congress of Vienna, had annexed Vienna. The Austrians subsequently returned them to Venice.