(b. 1646, Paris, d. 1708, Marly-le-Roi)

Interior view

Salon de la Guerre, Château, Versailles

At the ends of the Galerie des Glaces lie the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix (the War Salon and the Peace Salon), in which the king's military successes are celebrated. In the first, Louis XIV is seen triumphing over his enemies, and in the second, the peace achieved during the king's reign is celebrated.

The picture shows the Salon de la Guerre which is dominated by a large oval bas-relief by Antoine Coysevox, showing the king vanquishing his enemies.

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