We went to visit the Palace of Versailles and will make a few posts in the coming weeks.
The vast Gallery
of the Battles was conceived and executed from 1833, and inaugurated on 10 June
1837. Louis-Philippe gathered there 33 large oil paintings featuring
some battles won by France; from the battle of Tolbiac in 496 to the battle of
Wagram in 1809.
Battle of Taillebourg by Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863). The
battle won by Saint Louis on 21 July 1242 – Oil on canvas (4.89m by 5.54 m) 1837.
La Bataille de
Fontenoy, 11 mai 1745 by Horace Vernet (1789-1863) – Oil on canvas (5.10m; 9.58m) 1828
Siege of Yorktown by Auguste Couder. General Rochambeau and
George Washington give the final orders to attack in October 1781 – Oil on
The Palace of Versailles
is about the history of Paris. It is hosted in a Renaissance-era hotel. The
diverse collections exhibited in the museum goes from
archaeology to complete interior of apartments over the centuries.
They also have
a good collection of paintings.
Le Square du Vert-Galant – the Vert-Galant square (1943) oil
painting by Pablo Picasso
la neige - Notre-Dame under snow – Oil painting by Albert Marquet
du Pont du Carrousel – Rebuilding of the Carrousel bridge (1936) - Oil painting by Jean Texcier
Marie Cassatt - oil
painting by Jacques-Emile Blanche
Marie Cassatt -
Marie Cassatt was an American Impressionist painter who was
a friend of Degas and Manet. There were a number of American artists who came
to France to work with the Impressionist group, but she is probably the most
famous of them.
Le Parc Montsouris - Oil painting by Ludovic Vallée
Montsouris – Detail
Le Parc Montsouris - Detail
Montsouris - Detail
La rue Lepic et la
Place Blanche – Oil painting by Abel Truchet