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Visitors to Versailles: From Louis XIV to the French Revolution

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Edited by Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide and Bertrand Rondot

This catalogue accompanies The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition.

What was it like to visit one of the most magnificent courts of Europe? Based on a wealth of contemporary documents and works of art, this lavish book explores the experiences of those who swarmed Versailles when it was the seat of the French monarchy. Engaging essays describe methods of transportation, the elaborate codes of dress and etiquette, precious diplomatic gifts, royal audiences, and tours of the palace and gardens. Also presented are the many types of visitors and guests who eagerly made their way to this center of power and culture, including day-trippers and Grand Tourists, European diplomats, overseas ambassadors, incognito travelers, and Americans.

Through paintings and portraits, furniture, costumes and uniforms, arms and armor, guidebooks, and other works, Visitors to Versailles illuminates what travelers encountered at court and what impressions, gifts, and souvenirs they took home with them. In bringing to life their experiences, this sumptuously illustrated volume reminds us why Versailles has enchanted generations of visitors from the ancien régime to the present day.

Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide is the Henry R. Kravis Curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bertrand Rondot is Conservateur en chef at the Établissement Public du Château, du Musée et du Domaine National de Versailles.

Edited by Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide and Bertrand Rondot

This catalogue accompanies The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition.

What was it like to visit one of the most magnificent courts of Europe? Based on a wealth of contemporary documents and works of art, this lavish book explores the experiences of those who swarmed Versailles when it was the seat of the French monarchy. Engaging essays describe methods of transportation, the elaborate codes of dress and etiquette, precious diplomatic gifts, royal audiences, and tours of the palace and gardens. Also presented are the many types of visitors and guests who eagerly made their way to this center of power and culture, including day-trippers and Grand Tourists, European diplomats, overseas ambassadors, incognito travelers, and...See More

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Editors: Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide and Bertrand Rondot
  • Pages: 392
  • Illustrations: 334 in full color
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 9 1/2'' x 11''
  • ISBN: 9781588396228
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Splendour and Mysery at Versailles I bought the book one Month ago because I am very interested in european history and royal Courts. I’ d expected a more keen writing but this is due to my knoledge
Date published: 2018-06-24
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