Number 17 - 1993

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Louis Bréa, a famous local artist, executed many important works, kept in Monaco. This is the subject of a new study, fully illustrated. Art is also an important component of the Hôtel Matignon layout. Its owner, Jacques de Goyon-Matignon, participated to a military expedition in Spain, recounted in his correspondence. Rufus Massa during the Revolution is also refered to, as well as some strictly military operations in Monaco and around, during the Second World War. (full texts in French)

RUFUS MASSA (1742-1829). A « BELOVED AND FAITHFUL SUBJECT » OF PRINCE HONORÉ III IN THE REVOLUTIONARY TURMOIL

Article from Number 17 - 1993 - RUFUS MASSA (1742-1829). A « BELOVED AND FAITHFUL SUBJECT » OF PRINCE HONORÉ III IN THE REVOLUTIONARY TURMOIL

Rufus Massa, former Prince Honoré III’s podesta, former magistrate of the Italian republics of Genoa and Lucques, commentator of the 18th century, legislator reformer, was 50 year-old when the French Revolution drove him to start a political career, first as a deputy at the “Convention nationale” and later, as Mayor of Menton. (full text in French)

RUFUS MASSA (1742-1829). UN « BIEN AIMÉ ET FIDÈLE SUJET » DU PRINCE HONORE III DANS LA TOURMENTE RÉVOLUTIONNAIRE - 1993

Claude-Aline ENCENAS
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THE DUKE OF VALENTINOIS’ CORRESPONDENCE. THE 1719 EXPEDITION AGAINST SPAIN

Article from Number 17 - 1993 - THE DUKE OF VALENTINOIS’ CORRESPONDENCE. THE 1719 EXPEDITION AGAINST SPAIN

This study was, at first, published in 1925, and written by Léon-Honoré Labande (1867-1939), a great historian from Monaco. This text, which cannot be find in its original version, is published again in order to complete the articles dedicated to Jacques de Matignon in the previous issues of Annales monégasques. Relying on a correspondence, the author talks about the expedition in Spain in 1719. (full text in French)

EN LISANT LA CORRESPONDANCE DU DUC DE VALENTINOIS. L'EXPÉDITION DE 1719 CONTRE L'ESPAGNE - 1993

Léon-Honoré LABANDE
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LOUIS BRÉA’S WORKS IN THE CATHEDRAL

Article from Number 17 - 1993 - LOUIS BRÉA’S WORKS IN THE CATHEDRAL

Louis Bréa was a painter from the 15th and 16th centuries. He was born in Nice and known for his huge religious works, frescos and altarpieces that he mostly created in Nice, in the Genoa region and in the Ligurian Riviera. Some of his works are kept in the Cathedral of Monaco such as an altarpiece of Saint-Nicholas and the “Pietà des Pénitents Blancs”. (full text in French)

VISITE, AVEC LOUPE, AUX « BRÉA » DE LA CATHÉDRALE - 1993

Germaine LECLERC
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THE MILITARY OPERATIONS WITHIN THE REGION OF MONACO FROM 1939 TO 1945

Article from Number 17 - 1993 - THE MILITARY OPERATIONS WITHIN THE REGION OF MONACO FROM 1939 TO 1945

This short study, which is lavishly illustrated by pictures from that time, completes some previous articles published in the Annales monégasques (n°7, 8 and 14) regarding the Second World War in Monaco. The author talks about the extent of the military deployment around Monaco from 1939 to 1945, as well as the operations which took place in Villefranche-Peille-Roquebrune. (full text in French)

LES OPÉRATIONS MILITAIRES DANS LA RÉGION DE MONACO DE 1939 À 1945 - 1993

Jean-Louis PANICACCI
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AN OLD HOUSE OF THE PRINCES OF MONACO : THE HÔTEL MATIGNON

Article from Number 17 - 1993 - AN OLD HOUSE OF THE PRINCES OF MONACO : THE HÔTEL MATIGNON

The Hôtel Matignon, located 57 rue de Varenne, is nowadays the French Prime Minister’s residence.  However, the luxurious house has been for nearly a century (1725-1804) the princes Grimaldi’s property, and a large part of its fittings are dated back to Jacques I of Monaco, formerly named Jacques de Goyon-Matignon. After the French Revolution, the hotel was turned into a diplomatic, judicial and politic house. (full text in French)

UNE ANCIENNE DEMEURE DES PRINCES DE MONACO : L'HÔTEL DE MATIGNON - 1993

Martine ROUSSEAU-CHATELAIN
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