Friday, 20 June 2014

Weekend Reflections : le jeune berger

This marble shepherd with his dog and reed pipe stands mirrored in princess Victoire's first anteroom at the palace. It was sculpted by Jean-François Lorta in 1783 and belonged to princess Adélaïde (Victoire's sister. Both were Louis XV's daughters). Below is another reflection in the same room, this time of the chandelier and candelabra... More Weekend Reflections are this way!

Ce berger avec son chien et tenant son pipeau se mire dans la première antichambre de Madame Victoire au château. Il fut sculpté par Jean-François Lorta en 1783 et appartenait sans doute à Madame Adélaïde (sœur de Victoire, fille de Louis XV...) Ci-dessous un autre reflet dans la même antichambre, cette fois du chandelier et des candélabres... Les Reflets du Weekend, c'est par ici.

27 comments:

Revrunner said...

Lovely, lovely rooms.

William Kendall said...

Nice craftmanship on the marble. And such a beautiful space.

Kate said...

So much history is mind-boggling.

Sylvia K said...

Beauty and history indeed and it is mind-boggling! Love your captures as always, Ciel! Have a great weekend!

Lowell said...

Pretty impressive, Ceil. I'll bet you I can find some reflections from well, say, 1950, in Ocala. Maybe.

Put that in your reed pipe and smoke it! Heh, heh.

Love that fireplace and the candelabra. (I had to check your comment to figure out how to spell the candelabra word.)

RedPat said...

It's a good idea to place those sculptures in front of a mirror since it gives us a good view of the draping on the backs of the pieces. What a grand place, Ciel!

Sharon Anck said...

One of these days I'm going to make it to the palace to see these things in person.

Bob Crowe said...

If that's a shepherd he's the kind Marie Antoinette would like to hang out with when playing shepherdess.

The posts of my French friends are helping me prepare for our upcoming trip. Now I know the French word for shepherd.

Michelle said...

I do love those sculptures.

Randy said...

Nice reflection in the first shot!

Small City Scenes said...

Very very nice. I like that first shot although everything looks lovely there. MB

Stuart said...

It's a fantastic display of wealth and art. You captured it well.

Halcyon said...

It's always fun to see these details inside the palace. Must have been nice to live in such luxury in the old days... happy weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

How nice to see both the back and front of that sculpture in one photo. I'm trying to imagine what it would be like to own such a lovely sculpture.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There is nowhere as elegant as the Palace of Versailles Ciel, j'adore!

VP said...

So many beautiful things to see, and also a few reflections!

Tanya Breese said...

so grand!

Buntpapierfabrik said...

Yes, this is Versailles!!!

Fun60 said...

Beautiful, ornate rooms.

Karl Demetz said...

Classic Versailles, I would say!

Norma Ruttan said...

what a treat it would be to walk through this magnificent historic place!

Norma Ruttan said...

what a treat it would be to walk through this magnificent historic place!

Birdman said...

Companionship of dogs has quite a history, doesn't it?

Viera said...

Very impressive marble shepherd with his dog...lovely and majestic shot...

TexWisGirl said...

lovely!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

A very elegant reflection of an amazing room.

maryaustria said...

A beautiful statue and lovely reflections!