Category:Bust of Louis XIV by Gianlorenzo Bernini (Versailles)

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q160538
Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Italian painter, sculptor and architect

Date of birth/death 28 November 1680
Location of birth/death Naples Rome
Work location Rome
Authority control
Medium white marble
Dimensions Height: 105 cm (41.3 in). Width: 99 cm (39 in). Depth: 46 cm (18.1 in).
Palace of Versailles Link back to Institution infobox template wikidata:Q2946
Versailles chateau.jpg
Native name Château de Versailles
Location Château de Versailles
Place d'Armes
78000 Versailles
Coordinates 48° 48′ 18″ N, 2° 07′ 10″ E Link to OpenStreetMap  Link to Google Maps
Established from until : built
: opened to public
Authority control
1st floor - Grand appartement du Roi : Salon de Diane
Accession number MV2040
Object history : commissioned by Louis XIV
English: The Journal written by Paul Fréart de Chantelou, which records Bernini's visit to Paris in 1665, describes in detail the gestation of his marble bust of Louis XIV, which took forty days to create. Berninin's design of the Palais du Louvre failed to please Louis XIV. Nevertheless the king showered Bernini with honours and commissioned his portrait bust from him. This is one of the few portraits for which Louis XIV agreed to pose: he allowed thirteen sittings.
Français: Paul Fréart de Chantelou rapporte dans son journal la visite du Bernin à Paris en 1665 et la gestation de ce buste en marbre de Louis XIV qui dura quarante jours. Le projet du Bernin pour la restructuration du Louvre ne fut pas retenu par Louis XIV, cependant le roi traita le Bernin avec honneurs et lui commandé un portrait en buste. Il s'agit d'un des rares portraits pour lesquels Louis XIV ait accepté de poser, il accorda treize séances de pose.
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Object location 48° 48′ 17.95″ N, 2° 07′ 16.24″ E View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Maps - Google Earth - Proximityrama info


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