Authors/Contributors

Jean-Francois BedardFollow

Document Type

Article

Date

3-2009

Embargo Period

9-29-2010

Keywords

Architecture, Architectural drawings, France, Palais-Royal, Oppenord

Language

English

Disciplines

Architectural History and Criticism | Architecture | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Interior Architecture

Description/Abstract

Author links Oppenord's 'revivalist' attitude to the politics of his patron, Philippe II, duc d'Orleans, regent of France between 1715 and 1723. The author uses eight drawings by Oppenord, acquired by the Carnavalet in 1999, as well as others known, to show how the Palais-Royal and its apartments were transformed to be a surrogate Versailles. Includes a checklist of drawings and prints by and after Oppenord for the Palais-Royal (1713-1723).

Additional Information

Originally published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, March 2009, v.68, n.1, pp 30-51, with photographs, elevations, sections, details and plans.