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Perspective of gardens

Jacques RousseauAround 1674

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Versailles, France

Rousseau reaches a peak of perfection here in the art of trompe-l'oeil. He pierces the wall of the Salon which seems to open up on to an imaginary architecture. One of his models was the Perspectives room by Peruzzi in the Villa Farnesine in Rome.

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  • Title: Perspective of gardens
  • Creator: Jacques Rousseau
  • Date Created: Around 1674
  • Physical Dimensions: w3000 x h4000 mm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Style: French painting, 17th century
  • Provenance: Trompe-l’œil commissioned for the wall of the Venus Salon at Versailles for the collections of Louis XIV.
  • Original Title: Perspective de jardins

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