A engraved snapshot of a King’s country home and gardens



This has been a wonderful week for finding treasures not usually within my search criteria. Folk record albums, photographs of 1940s thoroughbreds and this, a circa 1700 engraving of the Chateau de Marly and its wondrous gardens, grotto and cascades.

I have two similar images but am only offering one for sale now, maybe later I’ll feel like parting with the second but until then, the world will have to be satisfied with this one.

In the late 1600s, Louis XIV had his wonderfully over-the-top Versailles but kept Marly for the quiet times. Part of the grounds was a wonderfully engineered garden environment with cascades, fountains and grottoes. It is still noted as a marvel.

Anyway, here are the images, and the requisite Ebay link. Enjoy the pictures here or but this little bit of historic art for your own, but mainly just enjoy it. C’est bon.




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