Sinnett's picture of Paris

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byF. Sinnett

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... France; and a collection of marine paintings, including some of the most brilliant of the victories of the French navy. In each of these different collections, a chronological order is preserved which greatly facilitates the survey. As in many instances the ancient denomination of the apartments would sound singularly in connection with the subjects contained in them, care has been taken to place the present name besides the former one. In the middle of the long gallery containing the busts, statues, and monuments, is the Salle des Croisades, a magnificent Gothic apartment, containing the pictures relating to the times of the Holy Wars. The walls as well as the ceilings are filled with the armorial ensigns of the knights who fought in them. In the middle of the gallery on the first floor appropriated to the statues of the earlier ages, is the Salle de Constantine, containing Horace Vernet's large paintings of the reduction of that place; and the Gallery of Louis Philippe. At the end of this gallery is the grand entrance to The Chapel.--The architecture of this edifice is remarkably elegant, in the very best style of the period in which it was built. The external dimensions are, 148 feet long by 75 broad, and 90 high. Being so much higher than other parts of the building, the roof, which is richly ornamented with iron-work, may be seen in every direction. The architect is said to have done this in order, if possible, to induce the king to add another storey to the whole palace. The interior has been restored by Louis Philippe to all its original splendour, and is more the representative of former days than any other part of the palace. The pavement is of marble, in mosaic-work; the balustrades of the galleries of marble and bronze gilt....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... France; and a collection of marine paintings, including some of the most brilliant of the victories of the Fre...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217050018

ISBN - 13:9780217050012

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