(b. 1640, Lyon, d. 1720, Paris)

Louis XIV on Horseback

Salon de la Guerre, Château, Versailles

The War Salon (Salon de la Guerre) began in 1678 and was finished off with Le Brun's decoration in 1786. The overall décor depicts the victories of France and leads up to the long-longed for peace at Nijmegen. Louis XIV is strongly represented by a large relief of the Sun King himself on horseback obviously defeating his enemies - this was another way to underline the glorious monarch.