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Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles (1756)*

Artist/Designer: Charles Le Brun

Project Location: Versailles, France

Figure 1: Hall of Mirrors. Source: F. Poche-atelier culturel, Vue de la Galerie des Glaces. (2007), Digital Image ( Source | Accessed : April 4, 2014 | Photographer: F. Poche )
Figure 2: Hall of Mirrors. Source: E. Buchot, Galerie des Glaces dans le Chateau de Versailles, (2019). Digital Image ( Source | Photographer: Emmanual Buchot )
Figure 3: Hall of Mirrors. Source: Wallyg, Versailles: Chateau de Versailles-La Galerie des Glaces. 2007, Digital Image ( Source | Accessed : April 4, 2014 | Photographer: Wally Gobetz )

Aesthetic Movements, Baroque

Primary Material(s):
Stone, Fabric, Textile, Paint, Light, Color

Residential Structure

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
17th Century, 1676, 1756

Additional Information:
Title(s): Galerie des Glaces/ Hall of Mirrors. Designer/Architect: Charles LeBrun, 1678–84. Location: Chateau de Versailles, France.

Amarger, Antoine, et al. The Hall of Mirrors: History & Restoration. Dijon: Editions Faton, 2007.

Goldstein, Claire. Vaux and Versailles: The Appropriations, Erasures, and Accidents that Made Modern France. Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Lagerlof, Margaretha Rossholm. Fate, Glory, and Love in Early Modern Gallery Decoration: Visualizing Supreme Power. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013.

Nora, Pierre and Lawrence D. Kritzman. Realms of Memory: The Construction of the French Past. Vol.3, Symbols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.

Spawforth, Antony. Versailles: A Biography of a Palace. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2008.

Publications/Texts in Print:

Boemeke, Manfred F., Feldman, Gerald D, and Gläser, Elisabeth. The Treaty of Versailles : A Reassessment after 75 Years. Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Bourget, Pierre., and Cattaui, Georges. Jules Hardouin Mansart. Grands Architectes. Paris: Vincent, Fréal, 1960.
Hartmann, Claudia. "La Création De Marly : Les Rôles De Charles Le Brun, Jules Hardouin-Mansart Et Louis XIV Dans La Conception De L’ensemble." Bulletin Du Centre De Recherche Du Château De Versailles, 2012, Bulletin Du Centre De Recherche Du Château De Versailles, 07/13/2012.

Building Address: Place d'Armes 78000 Versailles, France

Significant Dates: Construction Dates (1676-1756)

Supporting Staff/ Designers:
Charles Le Brun (Painter of Ceiling)
François Lemoyne (Painter of Fireplace)

Tags: Stucco, Palace of Versailles, Louis XIV, Antoinnette Style

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