AVELINE, Antoine
(b. 1691, Paris, d. 1743, Paris)

View and Perspective of the Ménagerie at Versailles

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Engraving
Musée National du Château, Versailles

The château underwent continuous transformations during the 17th century. The Ménagerie was transformed under the old Louis XIV watchful eye for his grandson's fiancée, Marie-Adélaide of Savoy, who enchanted him upon her arrival at court in 1697.