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Allegory of Louis XIV as Apollo on the Chariot of the Sun, preceded by Aurora and accompanied by the Hours

Joseph Werner1662 - 1667

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Louis XIV, dressed as Apollo, skilfully drives the chariot of the Sun pulled by four horses, accompanied by Aurora (Dawn) and the Hours of the Day with butterfly wings. The realistic features of the king add a note of plausibility to this mythological message.

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  • Title: Allegory of Louis XIV as Apollo on the Chariot of the Sun, preceded by Aurora and accompanied by the Hours
  • Date: 1662 - 1667
  • Provenance: © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://www.chateauversailles.fr
  • Titre: Allégorie à Louis XIV en Apollon dans le char du soleil, précédé par l'Aurore et accompagné par les Heures
  • Painter: Joseph Werner, le Jeune

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