BULLANT, Jean
(b. ca. 1515, Amiens, d. 1578, Écouen)

Le Petit Château, Chantilly

1557-59
Engraving
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

Brullant built the Petit Château for Constable Montmorency's castle at Chantilly about 1557-59. Seen from the outside it consists of a long, rather low building linking two higher pavilions at right angles to it. Structurally it consists of two equal floors but their existence is in part masked by the use of a single Order. Pilasters appear only on the end pavilions where they are higher than the lower storey, but not high enough to enclose the windows of the upper storey which cut through the entablature.




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