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