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 >>

cite as

Lady Sydney Morgan, Italy Volume 2, volume 2 (London, 1821), p. 460. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Venice


Lady Sydney Morgan

Listening to

hide composers
Ceremonial Music

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
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.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:20:39 +0000
Approved on Sat, 03 Mar 2018 13:21:31 +0000