Explication historique de ce qu’il y a de plus remarquable dans la maison royale de Versailles

Translated Print Title: 
[An Historical Explication of What There Is Most Remarkable in the Royal Residence of Versailles]
Paris: B. C. Nego

Little is known about Laurent Morellet (or Morelet), a cleric who chose the pseudonym “sieur Combes” when he wrote this curious guidebook to the palace and gardens. In addition to explaining (more or less accurately) the historical and mythological subjects represented in the paintings and sculptures, he also took pains to identify the artists who created them. The book, which does not include any illustrations, was quickly translated into English and German.

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