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Louis XIV at the siege of Lille in August 1667: the king giving his orders near the Priory of Fives

Adam Frans van der Meulen17th century

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Versailles, France

In the foreground, the king, dressed in his finery, savours the victory secured by the siege of Lille, which he ordered against the advice of his generals. The painter suggests the immediacy of the scene that he has caught live. This is a sketch intended for one of the tapestries of the series called the History of the King.

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  • Title: Louis XIV at the siege of Lille in August 1667: the king giving his orders near the Priory of Fives
  • Date: 17th century
  • Provenance: © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://www.chateauversailles.fr
  • Titre: Louis XIV au siège de Lille en août 1667 : le roi donnant ses ordres en vue du prieuré de Fives
  • Painter: Adam Frans Van der Meulen

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