Veue du Chateau de Seaux prise du haut de l'Allee de la Diane.A View of the Palace of Seaux from the Top of Diana's Walk.
London, Printed & Sold by Rob.t Sayer, Print & Map-seller, at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1760.]
Hand coloured etching, 215 x 455mm. 8½ x 18". Fine early colour; good margins.
A prospect of the formal gardens and chateau at the Parc De Sceaux, Paris; figures with dogs to foreground. The château depicted here, demolished during the Revolution, was built by Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the minister of finance to Louis XIV, and purchased by Louis' illegitimate son, the duke of Maine in 1699. His duchesse held court in a glittering salon at Sceaux in the first decades of the eighteenth century. The present château, rebuilt 1856-62 in a Louis XIII style, is now a museum. From a series of copies of prints of French royal palaces by Jacques Rigaud (1681 - 1754), in his 'Recueil choisi des plus belles vues des palais, châteaux et maisons royales de Paris et des environs'.
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