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The Crusades Rooms - Chateau de Versailles

Château de Versailles - Publisher RMN - Ouvrage broché - 128 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2019

The Crusades Rooms played a little-known role in Louis-Philippe's political aim to transform the Château de Versailles into a museum.

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Model LIV_9782711871391
Artist Château de Versailles
Author Sous la direction de Frédéric Lacaille
Publisher RMN
Format Ouvrage broché
Number of pages 128
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 240 x 220
Published 2019
Museum Château de Versailles

Some 130 paintings illustrating the main episodes of the Crusades were commissioned from 1837 onwards.

Ceilings and friezes were decorated with the arms of numerous knights. The door ofthe Hospital of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem was even brought back from Rhodes to be incorporated into a magnificent Gothic Revival setting.

This book explores the history of these stunning rooms and the restoration work that has revealed them anew, opening a window onto an unexpected facet of Versailles.

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