Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Louis de Versailles

Buste Louis XIV enfant Jacques  Sarazin Versailles
On Saturday, in better late than never mode and in this, the tercentenary year of Louis XIV's death, VDP visited the 'Louis de Versailles' exhibition at the main public library, located in Louis XV's former war, marine and foreign affairs ministry. This lovely little bust of a young Louis XIV is attributed to Jacques Sarazin (1592-1660). The gorgeous book below is an 1691 the state of the king's navy in 1661. There's a lovely Molière play costume made in 1990 by Patrick Cauchetier and finally, the king's signature on a manuscript... Just a few samples of the free exhibition that can be seen until 9 January (and a bit more to come tomorrow).

Samedi, en mode mieux vaut tard que jamais et en ce tricentenaire de la mort du roi, VDP s'est rendue à la bibliothèque principale de la ville pour y voir l'expo "Louis de Versailles". Ce ravissant buste de Louis XIV enfant est attribué à Jacques Sarazin (1592-1660). Le magnifique ouvrage ci-dessous est l'édition de 1691 de l'état de la marine du roi en 1661. Il y a de beaux costumes, comme celui-ci, haut perché, réalisé par Patrick Cauchetier en 1990 pour le prologue du malade imaginaire de Molière. Et pour finir, la signature de Louis XIV sur un manuscrit. Quelques exemples de cette belle exposition, gratuite et visible jusqu'au 9 janvier (et encore quelques photos demain !)
Etat de la marine du roi en 1661
Costume malade imaginaire Molière Versailles
Signature Louis XIV

13 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I wonder how long he had to pose for the painter.

Taken For Granted said...

Most interesting set of historical objects. The clothes and the book are great. Of course the carved statue is also a major work.

William Kendall said...

The sculpture's quite a standout!

Thérèse said...

Intéressant!

Bergson said...

il en jéte ce Louis

Wayne said...

Imagine the knowledge contained in those books. They are still very vibrant.

EG CameraGirl said...

The colour plate in the open book looks so vibrant! Louis XIV had quite a curly head of hair!

Lowell said...

Lots of interesting stuff here but that bust makes him look like an effeminate little boy!

Sharon Anck said...

Sounds like a very interesting exhibition. I like the puffy cheeks on that bust.

José Mendonça said...

Would love to see this exhibition!

Loree said...

I am sure that it's a very interesting exhibition.

VP said...

Hard to disagree with what Lowell is saying!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

That's a smashing picture of the bust with the painting behind, very nice composition I like it...