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The Daily Dispatch: September 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Congress of Artists. (search)
A Congress of Artists. --There has been an Artists' Congress held at Antwerp. The city was host, and among the invited guests were Victor Hugo, Amedee Achard, Jules Simon, the King of Sweden, the King of Bavaria, Baron Taylor, members of the French Conservatoire, the Theatre Francais, the University, Edmond About, Gudin the painter, James Ferguson, Digby Wyatt, and other noted people from England, Belgium, Denmark, France and Germany, to the number of 1200. Every one of the invited guests was befitted on a Flemish household, and the hospitality of the inhabitants was unstinted. Processions, meetings, balls, discussions, speeches, and banquets, filled up the time.