Apollo served by the Nymphs

François Girardon1666 - 1675

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Versailles, France

The sculpture of Apollo served by the Nymphs is composed of seven figures. It was created between 1667 and 1675 by the sculptors François Girardon and Thomas Regnaudin.
Originally intended to be placed in the Tethys grotto, a structure overlooking the gardens, formerly located near the Chapel, this work is one of Louis XIV’s first commissions in the area of sculpture. It introduces the theme of Apollo into the gardens.


  • Title: Apollo served by the Nymphs
  • Creator Lifespan: 17th century - Early 18th century
  • Creator Nationality: French
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: France
  • Creator Birth Place: France
  • Date: 1666 - 1675
  • Provenance: © EPV/ Christian Milet
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: http://www.chateauversailles.fr
  • Titre: Apollon servi par les nymphes
  • Sculptors: François Girardon and Thomas Regnaudin

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