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 for Robt. Sayer, No.53, Fleet Street. [This impression c.1805.]
Copper engraving in fine contemporary colour by hand, wove paper, 210 x 445mm. 8¼ x 17½".
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. Numbered '13' upper right. A copy of the print 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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