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Equestrian statue of Louis XIV transformed into Marcus Curtius

François Girardon, Gian Lorenzo Bernini1671 - 1671

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Louis XIV rides up the mountain of virtue on a rearing horse, recalling the figure of Hercules. Louis XIV disliked the sculpture and had transferred to the parterres of the Orangerie. It was then modified by François Girardon to represent the legendary Roman hero Marcus Curtius.

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  • Title: Equestrian statue of Louis XIV transformed into Marcus Curtius
  • Date: 1671 - 1671
  • Provenance: © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: http://www.chateauversailles.fr
  • Titre: Statue équestre de Louis XIV transformé en Marcus Curtius
  • Sculptors: François Girardon and Bernini said Le Bernin

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