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Artist-in-chief to Louis XIV

Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) was “premier peintre du roi, director of the Gobelins manufactory and rector of the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture.” He was also an architect. Let’s just say that he wore a number of hats. … Continue reading

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So sue me, Louis, I like it

Matthew Hardy sends to TradArch a video flacking a newly constructed house, said to be the world’s most expensive new house, called Le Château Louis XIV. And it looks like Versailles. And it’s near Paris. And I like it. So … Continue reading

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