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The Coronelli terrestrial globe, commissioned in 1681 by French King Louis XIV, waits to be photographed for an interactive online project. Photo by Pete Smith.

The Coronelli terrestrial globe, commissioned in 1681 by French King Louis XIV, waits to be photographed for an interactive online project. Photo by Pete Smith.

Agrell Architectural Carving: French, Versailles, Louis XIV hand carved panel

N WALLS- Agrell Architectural Carving: French, Versailles, Louis XIV hand carved panel

Mollier/Benserade, Ballet Royal de la Nuit, 1653: 4. part-Louis XIV als Apollo…

Top 10 Amazing Facts about the Extraordinary King Louis XIV

Louis XIV as Apollo in "Le Ballet de la nuit." Painting by Henri Gissey 1653 via…

In this picture the man is wearing a lace jabot, which are the ruffles on the front of his shirt. the jabot is usually attached to the kneckband and falls down the front of the shirt.

The Baroque Period in all its Grandiloquence

La majorité de Louis XIV - Louis XIV en habit de sacre

Louis XIV, Roi de France et de Navarre by Justus Van Egmont,

Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1643 until his death.[1] His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of monarchs of major countries in European history.[2]

The Age of Exuberance: Baroque Era Design

Louis XIV : King Louis XIV of France, known as the Sun King, lived a lavish lifestyle and built the palace of Versailles. His reign, which lasted from 1643 until his death in redefined royal opulence and the power of the absolute monarch.

7TH CENTURY  Le Brun,Charles  Vaux-le-Vicomte, "chambre du roi", the bedroom reserved for visits by king Louis XIV. One such visit led to the dismissal and arrest of Nicolas Fouquet, minister of finance. The King built Versailles with Fouquet's architect and painter. See 14-01-04/1-20  Chateau, Vaux-le-Vicomte, France

CENTURY Le Brun,Charles Vaux-le-Vicomte, "chambre du roi", the bedroom…

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