BROSSE, Salomon de
(b. 1571, Verneuil-en-Halatte, d. 1626, Paris)

Exterior view

Palais du Parlement de Bretagne, Rennes

In this building de Brosse's feeling for sharply defined mass, for the simplicity of the wall and for delicacy of detail appears at its clearest, anticipating many of the later developments of Mansart.

The façade was unfortunately altered in the eighteenth century, when the open staircase and the terrace were removed and the middle bays of the ground floor altered.