The Royal Bavarian Castles; Herren-Chiemsee, Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, Linderhof, Berg

The Royal Bavarian Castles; Herren-Chiemsee, Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, Linderhof, Berg

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... this unearthly splendour the king stepped to and fro, seeing emerge before his gaze the bril liant court-life, which had throbbed in the great Gallery at Versailles under Louis XIV. On both sides of the great gallery, the two cornerrooms, the Salle de la Guerre (Chamber of War) and the Salle de la Paix. United Art Establishments, Munich. Salle de la Paix (Chamber of Peace) form a harmonious conclusion to the whole. Both in their painting and plastic decoration pay a worthy tribute to the glory of France. The next room following is the Salle de la Paix. Bright sunshine enters the gigantic windows, whence a pleasant view of the green of the woods and the mountains rising up in shimmering 6plendour behind them can be enjoyed. The leading tone of this salon is blue and gold; the door-frames consist of green marble. Appropriate to the signification of the room is the rich ornamental decoration of festoons, little Cupids and olive branches, symbolical of peace. The fire-place is made of green Spanish marble and the walls again of artistic stucco. On the mantel-piece is a wonderfully executed equestrian statuette of Louis XV in bronze. Also the decoration of the walls, the paintings in the dome-shaped roof and arched vaults represent emblems of peace. The middle picture in the ceiling depicts France sitting upon the round earth in a carriage supported by t clouds and surrounded by the allegorical figures of Peace, Glory, Plenty, Religion and Innocence. The paintings in the arches exhibit female figures: Europe, Germany, Holland and Spain. The principal ornament of this chamber is formed by the panoramic picture of Lemoine, a copy of the Count de Courten: "Louis XIV giving peace to Europe by the presentation of an olive branch." If more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501039
  • 9781236501035