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Allegory on the glory of Louis XIV

Antoine CoypelCirca 1684

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Versailles, France

The artifices of baroque art were harnessed for the glorification of the king. Seated on a majestic throne, Louis XIV, dressed in the antique style, is surrounded by allegories: Glory with many putti in a halo of light; and by his sides are Public Happiness and Victory.

Full title : Allegory on the glory of Louis XIV, allusion to the Truce of Ratisbon signed on 15 August 1684

Details

  • Title: Allegory on the glory of Louis XIV
  • Date: Circa 1684
  • Provenance: © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Hervé Lewandowski
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://www.chateauversailles.fr
  • Titre: Allégorie à la gloire de Louis XIV, allusion à la Trève de Ratisbonne signée le 15 août 1684
  • Painter: Antoine Coypel

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