LE BRUN, Charles
(b. 1619, Paris, d. 1690, Paris)


Château, Versailles

The first rooms decorated at Versailles disappeared. However, those forming the Grands Appartements of the King and Queen, decorated under the direction of Charles Le Brun between 1671 and 1681, survive, though not in their original splendour. The ceilings of these rooms are decorated with a combination of stucco and paint, but in some cases there are illusionist panels in the corners, most effectively in the Salle des Gardes de la Reine.

The photo shows the interior of the Salle des Gardes de la Reine.

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