Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sundays Art: Reception of Le Grand Condé at Versailles

Artist Jean-Léon Gérôme historical depiction of the Sun King Louis XIV's reception of Le Grand Condé painted in 1878

Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé was a French general and the most famous representative of the Condé branch of the House of Bourbon. For his military prowess he was renowned as The Great Condé
aka Le Grand Condé.

I find this piece amazing for the representation of the glamorous court of the Sun King. Absolutely beautiful, what it must have felt like to stand before the glorious Sun King. Also note Jean-Léon in 1858 he helped to decorate the Paris house of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte in the Pompeian style.

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