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unknown artist
after Jacques Rigaud, 1681–1754

The Fountain of Domes at Versailles has it's name from 2 adjacent Temples of white Marble which are 75 feet square and 20 feet high, and curiously embellisht with trophies of War, & with a group of Boys on their Domes, all of gilt metal...

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Les Domes. Ce Bosquet contient 2 Domes de marbre blanc, Les ornements, bas reliefs, trophies et les 2 Genies places sur le haut de L'imperiale sont de bronze dore d'or moula...

Materials & Techniques:
Hand-colored engraving on laid paper
Sheet: 60 1/2in. (153.7cm)

...A double balustrade of white marble, incloses an hexagon Bason, from the middle where of rises a spout of water 70 feet From the Pedestals of the inner Balustrade there rises 18 water spouts which falling down run in a Canal along the top of the Balustrade, and over the sides of it into the Bason / Une double balustrade de marbre blanc remferme un bassin du milieu duquel s'esleve un jet de 70 pieds de haut sur linterieure de ces balustrades qui est de forme exagone, on a partique une petit Canal, pour faire couler l'eau de 18 bouillons qui S'esle vent de chaque piedestal et tombent en nappe dans le bassin. --- London Printed for John Bowles at No.13 Cornhil

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
domes | fountain | grove | landscape | shrubs | statues
Associated Places:
France | Versailles, Château de | Yvelines | Île-de-France
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