These ten prints are a new opportunity to discover photographs from Hervé Ternisien’s book, Les Jardins de Versailles. These photographs are printed in a limited edition and each print is signed and numbered by the artist. They come with a mount.
Grove of the Arc de Triomphe. France Triumphant, by Antoine Coysevox, Jacques Prou and Jean-Baptiste Tuby, 1677-1683. Detail: Two-headed dragon dying, gilded lead. “The two-headed dragon is dying, crushed by the power of the water spraying out the chariot of France Triumphant. It symbolises the defeats of Spain and the Empire. The curtain of water disturbs and blurs the fallen dragon’s vision.”
Completed between 1679 and 1683, this grove only contains one fountain today, France Triumphant, a work by sculptor Jean-Baptiste Tuby. But in Louis XIV’s day, a large triumphal arch stood here and gave its name to this “green salon”. The fountains of Glory and Victory, which stood not far from the first, did not survive the centuries and were probably melted down in the 19th century.
Size : 40x30cm
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