Poster of the exhibition - The King's Animals

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From 12 October to 13 February 2021, the palace of Versailles presents an exhibition entitled "The King's Animals", which aims to illustrate the bond between the Court of Versailles and animals, whether "companion animals" (dogs, cats, birds,mainly), exotic beats or "wild" creatures. No study of the Palace during the reign of Louis XIV would be complete without considering the Royal Menagerie, which the Sun King had installed close to the Grand Canal. It was home to the rarest and most exotic animals – from coatis to quaggas, cassowaries to black-crowned cranes (nicknamed the “royal bird”) – constituting an extraordinary collection in which the king took ever greater pride.

This poster reflects the effervescence of the incredible fauna once present at the palace of Versailles and will bring it to life in your home! 

Credits: © Alençon, Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle; © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN / C. Fouin; © Reims 2021, Musée des Beaux-Arts / C. Devleeschauwer; © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Fontainebleau) / G. Blot; © RMN-Grand Palais (Domaine de Compiègne) / D. Arnaudet; © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / S. Maréchalle, T. Querrec; © Russborough House, Sir Alfred Beit Foundation collection; © Ville de Versailles, Musée Lambinet

Graphic design: LMpolymago

Dimensions: 40 x 60 cm