Friday, January 3, 2014

Heroic Defense

The Hospitalier Maréchal Guillaume de Clermont defending the walls at the Siege of Acre, 1291, by The French painter Dominique Papety (1815–49). The painting forms part of the over 120 paintings in The Salle des Croisades in the Palace of Versailles. The rooms were created in the mid-19th century by king Louis-Philippe, and opened in 1843, at a time when France was seized with enthusiasm with its historical past, and especially the Crusades period.

1 comment:

  1. A perfect painting to put inside the Palace of Versailles! Especially if there was a growing interest in French medieval history at the time. But I would love to know the size of the it huge?