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Allegory of Louis XIV as Apollo on the Chariot of the Sun

Joseph Werner1664

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Versailles, France

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

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