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Louis XIV "Protector of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture", with the sceptre of Charles V known as Charlemagne’s sceptre

Henri Testelin17th century

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Commissioned in 1667 by the members of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, it shows the monarch in all his splendour holding Charlemagne’s sceptre, protecting the arts of sculpture, painting, architecture and astronomy.

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  • Title: Louis XIV "Protector of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture", with the sceptre of Charles V known as Charlemagne’s sceptre
  • Date: 17th century
  • Provenance: © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot / Hervé Lewandowski
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://www.chateauversailles.fr
  • Titre: Louis XIV "protecteur de l'Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture", avec le sceptre de Charles V dit de Charlemagne
  • Painter: Henri Testelin

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