Monday, 4 January 2016

Gallery of the Battles in the Palace of Versailles

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 canvas (1836)

The Palace of Versailles
Palace of Versailles,
Place d'Armes,
78000 Versailles,

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