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Writing paper 15 x 21 cm "Versailles - Emblem"

REF IP190058 EAN 3336728705833

 Writing paper 15 x 21 cm "Versailles - Emblem"

Writing paper 15 x 21 cm "Versailles - Emblem"

On the occasion of the Carrousel Festival in 1662, Louis XIV chose the sun for his emblem.

The sun was Apollo, god of Peace and the Arts; it was also the heavenly body giving life to all things, the embodiment of regularity, which rises and sets each day. Like the Sun God, Louis XIV, the warrior hero, brought peace to his people; he protected the arts and dispensed all the graces. Through the regularity of his work, his public levers and couchers (morning rising and evening retiring ceremonies), he insisted on the resemblance, carved in stone: the decor of Versailles was filled with the depictions and attributes of the god (laurels, lyre, tripod) on all the royal portraits and emblems.

Cover inspired by the sculpted and gilded wooden door of Salon de l'Abondance in one of the King's chambers.

Printed in France in compliance with environmental standards

L. 21 cm (8,27"); W. 15 cm (5,91")
Number of sheets
Velin Lana Distinction Douceur 90g/m, made from chlorine-free pulp
Enriched with hot gold on creative paper Inspira Purezza Bianco 360 g/m
Hot gilding on the 3 slices
Versailles - Musée des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
Louis XIV
Art movement
17th century