Pavilion of Thetys at Marly
This watercolor depicts one of Charles Le Brun’s original designs for the fescoed, trompe-l’oeil facades of the courtiers’ pavilions at Marly–the series drawn several years before Louis XIV actually selected the site for this mythical royal compound and authorized its construction. The watercolor is part of our extensive series depicting Marly which we painted in the 1990s; it has been published in our books Palaces of the Sun King and Versailles and has been recently reacquired.
French mat and antiqued, hand-gilt frame.
Frame dimensions: 36 x 44 cm; 14″ x 17½”