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

General view

1552-62
Photo
Château, Fère-en-Tardenois (Aisne)

The feeling for grand scale is seen clearly in the bridge and gallery which Brullant built for Montmorency at Fère-en-Tardenois. Bullant has here taken advantage of an unusual site skillfully. The deep valley is spanned by a row of simple monumental arches of enormous height, over which runs a double gallery. The ornament is limited to flat mouldings and to slight rustication on the voussoirs. The whole effect is of a Roman aqueduct thrown across a gorge.




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