King Louis XIV Photos

French King Louis 14th (aka the Sun King) (born 1638) reigned 1643-1715. He became an absolute monarch and made France a leading power of Europe and in arts & science. He made Versailles a major palace.

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Silver Louis XIV half-ecu coin at Battle of the Boyne museum. Ireland.Louis XIV engraving by Anthony Masson after Charles Le Brun at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Angel presenting portrait of Louis XIV painting by Noël Coypel at Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes. Rennes, France.Marble bust of Louis XIV by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in Diana room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.
Silver Louis XIV half-ecu coin (1650) at Battle of the Boyne museum. Ireland.Louis XIV (1638-1715) engraving by Anthony Masson after Charles Le Brun at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Angel presenting portrait of Louis XIV painting (1660) by Noël Coypel at Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes. Rennes, France.Marble bust of Louis XIV (1665) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in Diana room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.
Sculpture of Louis XIV dressed in antique costume by Jean Warin in Venus room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Equestrian portrait of Louis XIV by René-Antoine Houasse in Mars room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Equestrian portrait of Louis XIV in King's antechamber or library in Vaux-le-Vicomte chateau. Melun, France.Louis XIV on Horseback painting by Pierre Mignard at Museum of Fine Arts. Reims, France.
Sculpture of Louis XIV dressed in antique costume (1671-2) by Jean Warin in Venus room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Equestrian portrait of Louis XIV (1674) by René-Antoine Houasse in Mars room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Equestrian portrait of Louis XIV in King's antechamber or library in Vaux-le-Vicomte chateau. Melun, France.Louis XIV on Horseback painting (c1675) by Pierre Mignard at Museum of Fine Arts. Reims, France.
Victorious Louis XIV Crowned by Glory relief sculpture by Antoine Coysevox in War Room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Detail of Victorious Louis XIV Crowned by Glory relief sculpture by Antoine Coysevox in War Room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Brittany offers Louis XIV plan for his bronze equestrian statue in form of bronze plaque by Antoine Coysevox at Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes. Rennes, France.Bust of Louis XIV by Antoine Coysevox at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.
Victorious Louis XIV Crowned by Glory relief sculpture by Antoine Coysevox in War Room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Detail of Victorious Louis XIV Crowned by Glory relief sculpture by Antoine Coysevox in War Room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Brittany offers Louis XIV plan for his bronze equestrian statue in form of bronze plaque (1692-3) by Antoine Coysevox at Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes. Rennes, France.Bust of Louis XIV (1678-81) by Antoine Coysevox at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.
Dining room fireplace with portrait of Louis XIV attrib. to Henri Testelin at Marble House. Newport, RI.Portrait of Louis XIV by Hyacinthe Rigaud in frame by Lepautre at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.Portrait of Louis XIV by workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud at Orleans Beaux Arts Museum. Orleans, France.Copy of Portrait of Louis XIV, king of France by Hyacinthe Rigaud at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.
Dining room fireplace with portrait of Louis XIV (late 17th C) attrib. to Henri Testelin at Marble House. Newport, RI.Portrait of Louis XIV by Hyacinthe Rigaud in frame by Lepautre at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.Portrait of Louis XIV (1701) by workshop of Hyacinthe Rigaud at Orleans Beaux Arts Museum. Orleans, France.Copy of Portrait of Louis XIV, king of France by Hyacinthe Rigaud at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.
King Louis XIV of France portrait by Henri Testelin at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Louis XIV equestrian monument by François-Frédéric Lemot at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Louis XIV monument by François-Frédéric Lemot at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Night view of Louis XIV equestrian monument on Place Bellecoeur with Fourvière Hill in distance. Lyon, France.
King Louis XIV of France portrait (c1685) by Henri Testelin at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Louis XIV equestrian monument (1825) by François-Frédéric Lemot at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Louis XIV monument (1825) by François-Frédéric Lemot at Place Bellecoeur. Lyon, France.Night view of Louis XIV equestrian monument on Place Bellecoeur with Fourvière Hill in distance. Lyon, France.
Louis XIV as Roman Emperor statue by Louis Petitot on place Saint-Sauveur. Caen, France.Double L of Louis XIV in marble floor at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Bust of Le Grand Dauphin, son of Louis XIV who died before his father at Chambord Chateau. Chambord, France.Siege of town of Dinant, victory by Louis XIV, during 1670s war against Holland painting by Jean-Baptiste Martin at Orleans Beaux Arts Museum. Orleans, France.
Louis XIV as Roman Emperor statue (1828) by Louis Petitot on place Saint-Sauveur. Caen, France.Double L of Louis XIV in marble floor at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Bust of Le Grand Dauphin, son of Louis XIV who died before his father at Chambord Chateau. Chambord, France.Siege of town of Dinant, victory by Louis XIV, during 1670s war against Holland painting by Jean-Baptiste Martin at Orleans Beaux Arts Museum. Orleans, France.
Arrival of Louis XIV at Maastricht, during 1670s war against Holland painting by Jean-Baptiste Martin at Orleans Beaux Arts Museum. Orleans, France.Louis XIV crosses the Rhein with his troops in 1672 painting by Adam Frans Van der Meulen at Caen Museum of Fine Arts. Caen, France.Port St.-Denis over Blvd. St.-Denis commemorating Louis XIV's 1672 Rhine Battles. Paris, France.Port St.-Denis carving above arch shows Louis XIV crossing the Rhine to victory in 1672. Paris, France.
Arrival of Louis XIV at Maastricht, during 1670s war against Holland painting by Jean-Baptiste Martin at Orleans Beaux Arts Museum. Orleans, France.Louis XIV crosses the Rhein with his troops in 1672 painting (17thC) by Adam Frans Van der Meulen at Caen Museum of Fine Arts. Caen, France.Port St.-Denis over Blvd. St.-Denis commemorating Louis XIV's 1672 Rhine Battles. Paris, France.Port St.-Denis carving above arch shows Louis XIV crossing the Rhine to victory in 1672. Paris, France.
Port St.-Martin mark Louis XIV's victories at Besançon. Paris, France.Breaking of Triple Alliance relief by Étienne Le Hongre on Port St.-Martin. Paris, France.Taking of Besançon relief by Martin Desjardins on Port St.-Martin. Paris, France.Reparations made to King Louis XIV by the Doge of Genoa on May 15, 1685 painting by Claude Guy Hallé at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Marseille, France.
Port St.-Martin (1674) mark Louis XIV's victories at Besançon. Paris, France. Architect: Pierre Bullet.Breaking of Triple Alliance relief (1674) by Étienne Le Hongre on Port St.-Martin. Paris, France.Taking of Besançon relief (1674) by Martin Desjardins on Port St.-Martin. Paris, France.Reparations made to King Louis XIV by the Doge of Genoa on May 15, 1685 painting (c1710) by Claude Guy Hallé at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Marseille, France.
Medal issued to celebrate victory of King Louis XIV over Genoa at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Marseille, France.Louis XIV's military campaigns ceiling by Charles Le Brun in War Room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Symbols of peace under Louis XIV oval mural by Charles Le Brun over marble fireplace mantle with Roman busts in Peace Room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Belfort Lion beneath citadel by Vauban under Louis XIV. Belfort, France.
Medal issued to celebrate victory of King Louis XIV over Genoa at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Marseille, France.Louis XIV's military campaigns ceiling (1685-6) by Charles Le Brun in War Room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Symbols of peace under Louis XIV oval mural (c1686) by Charles Le Brun over marble fireplace mantle with Roman busts in Peace Room at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Belfort Lion beneath citadel by Vauban under Louis XIV. Belfort, France.
Tomb of Vauban's heart designer of Louis XIV's military fortifications, at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Detail of tomb of Vauban's designer of Louis XIV's military fortifications, at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Les Invalides started by Louis XIV as home & hospital for French soldiers. Paris, France.Colonnade east wing of Louvre Palace built under Louis XIV. Paris, France.
Tomb of Vauban's heart (1633-1707) designer of Louis XIV's military fortifications, at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Detail of tomb of Vauban's (1633-1707) designer of Louis XIV's military fortifications, at Les Invalides. Paris, France.Les Invalides (1671-1793) started by Louis XIV as home & hospital for French soldiers. Paris, France. Style: Baroque. Architect: Libéral Bruant & Jules Hardouin-Mansart.Colonnade east wing of Louvre Palace (1668-72) built under Louis XIV. Paris, France. Architect: Claude Perrault, François Le Vau, & François d'Orbay.
Bust of Louis XIV with Minerva, Muses & Victory pediment relief by François-Lemot on Colonnade of Louvre Palace. Paris, France.Clock to glory of Louis XIV by clockmaker Martinot & bronze craftsman Gallien in Council Study at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.King's bedroom created by Louis XIV where royal rising & sleep ceremonies took place at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Queen's Guard Room wall decoration in original Louis XIV style at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.
Bust of Louis XIV with Minerva, Muses & Victory pediment relief (1809) by François-Lemot on Colonnade of Louvre Palace. Paris, France.Clock to glory of Louis XIV (1754) by clockmaker Martinot & bronze craftsman Gallien in Council Study at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.King's bedroom (1701) created by Louis XIV where royal rising & sleep ceremonies took place at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Queen's Guard Room wall decoration in original Louis XIV style at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.
Louis XIV's drawing room with Aubuson tapestries on chairs at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.Bedroom in new state apartments built for Louis XIV & redecorated in 1748 for Maurice de Saxe at Chambord Chateau. Chambord, France.King's bedroom installed for requirements of Louis XIV at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Sitting area with Louis XIV couch & chairs from Palace of Versailles, a gift of France, in state drawing room at Aras an Uachtarain. Dublin, Ireland.
Louis XIV's drawing room with Aubuson tapestries on chairs at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.Bedroom in new state apartments built (c1680) for Louis XIV & redecorated in 1748 for Maurice de Saxe at Chambord Chateau. Chambord, France.King's bedroom installed for requirements of Louis XIV at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Sitting area with Louis XIV couch & chairs from Palace of Versailles, a gift of France, in state drawing room at Aras an Uachtarain. Dublin, Ireland.
Five standard bronze measures for grains from Paris with double L symbol of Louis XIV at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.


Five standard bronze measures for grains (c1670-5) from Paris with double L symbol of Louis XIV at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.



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