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        A Calender of a philosophy of History

        Chenavard, Paul Marc Joseph (1807-1895); French. Medium: printed paper. Date: 19th Century. A diagram of Chenavard's philosophy of history, such as he intended to depict in an unrealised work proposed in 1848 for the Pantheon in Paris entitled either 'La Palingenesie sociale' or 'La Philosophie de l'histoire'; Chenavard equates history to the ages of man, suggesting a cyclical progression from the beginning of Genesis and the development of humanity and language through to Napoleon and the dissolution of society, decadence and the end of history; 'Calendrier d'une philosphie de l'Histoire'; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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