(b. 1635, Roma, d. 1700, Paris)
Lead, formerly gilded
Garden of the Château, Versailles
In 1674, the gardens at Versailles had been the site of spectacular nocturnal festivities, with the combined effects of fountains and fireworks. An east-west axis extending that of the château had been established. The Apollo Fountain, with elegant, lively sculpture by Jean-Baptiste Tuby, marked the end of the vast main composition.