Winning Bid: $2,000
Pierre le Pautre (1659-1744) A Grand View of the Gardens of Versailles:
Paris 1717. Hand-colored copperplate engraving. sight 37 1/2 in. h. 50in. w framed 431/2in. h. 56 1/2in. w. Beginning in 1669 the architect Louis Le Vau began a renovation of the chateau and gardens. Louis XIV officially moved the Royal court to Versailles in 1682. Note: large item to ship.