Château de Versailles seen from the forecourt, from Chalcographie du Louvre, Vol. 22

Artist: Israel Silvestre (French, Nancy 1621–1691 Paris)

Date: 1682

Medium: Etching

Dimensions: Plate: 14 15/16 x 19 13/16 in. (38 x 50.4 cm)
Sheet: 19 5/16 x 26 3/8 in. (49 x 67 cm)

Classifications: Prints, Books

Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1930

Accession Number: 30.22(22.64)


This engraving, showing the facade of the palace with its marble court and forecourt, dates to 1682, the year Louis XIV officially moved his court from Paris to Versailles.