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Sculpture At Versailles

Proteus and Aristeus Sebastien Stodtz Versailles

Sebastien Stodtz
Proteus and Aristeus
Marble Sculpture Versailles
Laocoon and his Sons 1696 Versailles
Jean-Baptiste Tuby
Laocoon and his Sons 1696
By The Cresecent around la Parterre Latone
Jacques Houzeau Fighting Animals Tiger Killing A Bear
Jacques Houzeau
Fighting Animals: Tiger Killing A Bear
Jacques Houzeau Fighting Animals Bloodhound Killing a Stag 1687 by Fountain of Daybreak
Jacques Houzeau
Fighting Animals: Bloodhound Killing a Stag 1687
by Fountain of Daybreak
Francois Girardon Rape of Proserpine by Pluto 1677 to 1699
Francois Girardon
Rape of Persephone by Pluto 1677 to 1699
The gardens at Versailles are filled with fountains and sculptures
(marbles and bronzes).
It is, indeed, an outside museum.
Note: Most of the sculptures are reproductions,
the originals being housed in museums
(including the Louvre).



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    Daily Photos & Frugal Travel Tips » Blog Archive » The Colonnade, Versailles Says:

    […] The Colonnade The Colonnade is a must see in the gardens of Versailles. Hardouin-Mansart and Le Notre collaborated to design the space in 1685. It is a circular peristyle of 32 Ionic order columns made of marble. They are coupled with Languedoc marble pilasters, support arches crowning each with a white marble cornice and 32 urns in line with the columns. The tympani are decorated with reliefs depicting cupids playing music (this grove was long used for concerts). Under each arch lies a wide basin equipped with a fountain. The Rape Of Persephone sculpted by Girardon sits in the middle. […]

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