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Versailles (view of the Grand Hall of Mirrors), 1646-1708

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Jules Hardouin-Mansart
French, 1646–1708
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Best known for redesigning and expanding the great palace of Versailles, French architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart is thought to epitomize the French Baroque. Hardouin-Mansart trained under his great uncle Francois Mansart, a famous 17th-century architect whose name he also assumed. Made official architect to King Louis XIV in 1685, Hardouin-Mansart began his work at Versailles shortly after, building the Hall of Mirrors and the Orangerie—among other components of the palace—in a lavish manner that expressed the king’s great wealth and power. Throughout his lifetime Hardouin-Mansart built a host of other public buildings, churches, and homes.

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Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive
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Architecture
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Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY
Jules Hardouin-Mansart
French, 1646–1708
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Best known for redesigning and expanding the great palace of Versailles, French architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart is thought to epitomize the French Baroque. Hardouin-Mansart trained under his great uncle Francois Mansart, a famous 17th-century architect whose name he also assumed. Made official architect to King Louis XIV in 1685, Hardouin-Mansart began his work at Versailles shortly after, building the Hall of Mirrors and the Orangerie—among other components of the palace—in a lavish manner that expressed the king’s great wealth and power. Throughout his lifetime Hardouin-Mansart built a host of other public buildings, churches, and homes.

Versailles (view of the Grand Hall of Mirrors), 1646-1708

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