ELEVATION D'UNE FACES DES COSTES DES ECURIES DU ROY, SUR LES, AVENUES A VERSAILLES.

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Jules Hardouin-Mansart

Artist's Biography

Elevation D'Une faces des Costes des Ecuries du Roy, sur les, Avenues A Versailles.

Copper plate engraving 1689
Two sheets, not joined. Plate size 10 1/4 x 30" and 10 1/4 x 30 5/8" Overall if joined, 10 1/4 x 60 5/8" (26 x 154 cm)
Overall in good condition. Some dame staining in the margins , outside of the plate line on the left sheet. Minor splitting along centerfold.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 99992
Price: $775.00
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The royal stables of Louis XIV.

The Great and Small Stables, commissioned by Louis XIV and built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, constituted the greatest royal construction project for housing horses ever undertaken. Situated opposite the Palace, they mark the edge of the Place d’Armes and the start of three main avenues. Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646 - 1708). French Baroque architect and builder whose major work included the Place des Victoires (1684–1690); Place Vendome (1690); the domed chapel of Les Invalides (1690), and the Grand Trianon of the Palace of Versailles. He was the great-nephew of the famous architect Francois Mansart (1599-1666), from whom he learnt architecture. His monumental work was designed to glorify the reign of Louis XIV of France.
18th-19th Century Subjects , architectural

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