Versailles’ gallery of paintings from the French Revolution and the First Empire
January 14, 2013 § 1 Comment
Today I went to Versailles with my class.
We had a guided tour of a part of Versailles Palace that’s closed to the public. It is actually a part of the Museum for French History as king Louis-Philippe had it designed. The furniture is authentic and the paintings have not been moved. Here are a few of these paintings.
Then we were led to the upper floor where they keep very interesting paintings including these two unfinished work that enable us to see the very different methods of painting employed by the two masters of the time : David and his student Gros.
And finally, here’s a statue of Napoleon on his final days in exile. It was sculpted much later, in the 1860’s.