Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical
Architecture Gallery One

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Oblique front elevation of a classic French Baroque chateau by François Mansart. Rear (garden) elevation of the chateau, taken early on a crisp, cold morning.  An extremely sophisticated and influential work by François Mansart (of mansard roof fame). Drawing of the front elevation of a chateau (now destroyed) built for Cardinal de Richelieu, First Minister to Louis XIII of France.  The town and chateau were considered a marvel of French Baroque town planning. By Jacques & Pierre Lemercier.
F. Mansart, Château de
Maisons-Lafitte, 1642-
51. Maisons-Lafitte, Fr.
F. Mansart, Château de
Maisons-Lafitte, 1642-
51. Maisons-Lafitte, Fr.
J. & P. Lemercier
Château de Richelieu
1631. Richelieu, France
Aerial view of the chateau and gardens looking toward the side and rear (garden) facades.  From a 1982 postcard by Alain Perceval. Garden elevation of the Baroque chateau that was the prototype for the Palace of Versailles. From a 1982 postcard by an unidentified photographer. Interior view of the Grand Salon (ballroom).  From a 1982 postcard by Y. Hodbert.
Le Vau, Le Nôtre, &
Lebrun, Château de
Vaux le Vicomte, 1656-
61. near Melun, France
Le Vau, Le Nôtre, &
Lebrun, Château de
Vaux le Vicomte, 1656-
61. near Melun, France
Le Vau, Le Nôtre, &
Lebrun, Château de
Vaux le Vicomte, 1656-
61. near Melun, France
Front elevation on an overcast day. Oblique front (north) and west elevations as seen from the side lawn. Rear (south or garden) elevation as seen from a fountain along the main axis.  Domed area at the center covers the ballroom.
Le Vau, Le Nôtre, &
Lebrun, Château de
Vaux le Vicomte, 1656-
61. near Melun, France
Le Vau, Le Nôtre, &
Lebrun, Château de
Vaux le Vicomte, 1656-
61. near Melun, France
Le Vau, Le Nôtre, &
Lebrun, Château de
Vaux le Vicomte, 1656-
61. near Melun, France

"You dogs!" said the Marquis, but smoothly, and with an unchanged front, except as to the spots on his nose: "I would ride over any of you very willingly, and exterminate you from the earth.  If I knew which rascal threw at the carriage, and if that brigand were sufficiently near it, he should be crushed under the wheels."

- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1849. Part II, Chapter VII


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