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'Jean-Baptiste Charpentier, the elder' - The Duke of Penthièvre and his family c.1768.
Oil on canvas. On loan from the Palace of Versailles.
Photo © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Christophe Fouin.

Versailles: Treasures from the Palace

The Palais de Versailles – generally know as the home of Louis XIV (aka Louis the Great aka the Sun King) and absolutism in Europe. The Palace has loaned the NGA some of its treasures.

More than 130 paintings, tapestries, gilded furniture items, monumental statues and other objects from the royal gardens, and personal items from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette…

WhenFrom Friday 9 December.
WhereNational Gallery of Australia

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