LE DUC, Gabriel
(b. ca. 1623, Paris, d. 1696, Paris)

Baldacchino

c. 1664
Marble
Val-de-Grâce, Paris

In 1664 Le Duc was entrusted with some of the church fittings — including the baldacchino - in the Val-de-Grâce. This baldacchino was for a long time attributed to Gianlorenzo Bernini, but the legal documents name Le Muet and Le Duc without specifying which of the two was the maker of the work.

The high altar with the sculpture group of the Nativity is the work of Michel Anguier.




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