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Still life with candlestick of the "Labours of Hercules" series and two ewers

Meiffren Conte17th century

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Meiffren Compte took his inspiration from the silver furniture of Louis XIV to compose this still life. This furniture was melted down in 1689, owing to the financial difficulties of the kingdom.

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  • Title: Still life with candlestick of the "Labours of Hercules" series and two ewers
  • Creator: Meiffren Comte
  • Date Created: 17th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w1080 x h850 mm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Style: French painting, 17th century
  • Provenance: This torch formed part of a series of twelve paintings illustrating the Labours of Hercules executed after the drawings of Charles Le Brun and intended for the king's Grand Appartement at Versailles.
  • Original Title: Nature morte avec chandelier "des travaux d'Hercule" et deux aiguières

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