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    Posted 7 years ago

    vetraio50
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    A postcard showing one of the great interiors views of the Palace of Versailles. During the Ancien Régime this section of the palace housed five Royal apartments for the royal family ( les Enfants de France) built around 1681. But in 1830 two floors were deconstructed to make a gallery celebrating the military history of France by order of King Louis-Philippe.

    The gallery was redesigned in this format by the architects Fontaine and Nepveu from 1834 to 1837. It was solemnly opened by the King on June 10, 1837.

    The gallery contains 35 huge paintings of famous battles and 48 busts of military figures that create a pictorial time-line that stretches from the creation of the French monarchy by Clovis in 496 until the Batttle of Wagram in 1809. The paintings are not 'great' paintings in terms of Art history but there are a couple that are considered 'significant'.

    The gallery is 120 metres long and in the photo here to the right is the Bataille de Rocroi by François Joseph Heim (1787–1865) and on the left is the Battle of Denain by : Jean Alaux known as Le Romain (1786–1864).

    This is a postcard published by N.D. Phot No. 5: Neurdein et Cie (1860’s-1919) Paris, France.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      That vaulted ceiling is extraordinary. Are they skylights at the top?
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      I am not sure about that Karen! I will have a look. But the ceiling has become the basis for some great T-shirt designs:

      http://www.yizzam.com/2601010388-versailles-galerie-des-batailles-ceiling-287550.html


      and it was used in these extraordinary installations by JOANA VASCONCELOS!

      http://newsoftheartworld.com/joana-vasconcelos-at-versailles-and-in-venice-a-blend-of-intense-creativity-and-tradition/?lang=en
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      This is a good link too!

      http://www.chateauversailles-spectacles.fr/fr/galerie-des-batailles

      Thanks to SEAN, KAREN, BLUNDERBUSS, VIOLET ORANGE, AGHCOLLECT, JEWELS, WALKSOFTLY & MANIKIN too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin!!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      That last link is a fantastic view. It does look like skylights but I am not sure.
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 7 years ago
      Splendour beyond belief almost!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks SKLO42 !!!!!!!!!!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks MIKELV 'n CINDB too !!!!!!!!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks PHIL !!!!!!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks FREIHEIT , GARGOYLECOLLECTOR, MUSIKCHOO. 'N FREIHEIT too !!!!!!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER 'n MANIKIN too !!!!!!!!!!!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks TREY !!!!!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME & INKY too !!!!!!!!!!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks MOONSTONELOVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks TEDSTRAUB 'n AUSTRO too !!!!!!!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks BRASSNUT !!!!!!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks GARY !!!!!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks PETEY & BRUNSWICK !!!!!!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks JSCOTT !!!!!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks HARBORGUY!!!!!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks CAPERKID !!!! !!!!
    22. ranamae, 5 years ago
      Nice! I have a postcard of the same hall that I bought in Paris. It's a slightly different angle and has some color to it. Sorry, I'm new to this so I don't know the terminology. It's postmarked and dated 1905.
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      There are coloured and uncoloured versions.
      You can look them up on the net.
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Thanks PADIT !!!!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks RODDYQ !!! ! !!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO !!! ! !!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN !!!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks NH10 !! !! !! !!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !,!,!

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