Carolyn Sampson, alumna in English from the University of Birmingham, and an Ex Cathedra graduate who is now herself a superstar on the world stage, sings the music composed for Marie Fel, and Timothy West is the narrator, Louis XV
commentating on his shoulder.
In 1743, in memory of his great-grandfather Louis XIV, Louis XV
commissioned Guillaume Coustou to sculpt his famous masterpiece for the grounds of the chateau de Marly (Marly Castle).
Parallel to the loggia, the formal living space exudes comfortable elegance under a gleaming French Louis XV
Dore bronze and Baccarat crystal chandelier.
3) The large French 19th century Louis XV
style gilt-bronze and crystal chandelier attributed to Baccarat in the living-room.
The dramatic lighting by Michael Hulls creates a dreamy backdrop for the story of Charles de Beaumont, a spy and master of disguise under Louis XV
, whose gender was supposedly unknown until his death.
venue was built in 1758 as a government building after being commissioned by King Louis XV
The personal belongings of Robert Francois Damiens may remind you of another cause celebre his attempt on the life of Louis XV
and his brutal execution: He was publicly tortured and torn in pieces by four horses.
Owned by Mme de Pompadour, Louis XV
, Louis XVI, and other notables in Versailles and 18th-century Paris, 124 works from an outstanding collection of French decorative arts are showcased in this impressive catalogue.
Appropriately, the wax Starck will be shown standing with one hand leaning on one of his celebrated chairs, a "Louis Ghost", a transparent seat in polycarbonate inspired by the antique Louis XV
THE CROWN of emperor Louis XV
, who ruled France in the 18th century, is soon going to have an India connect.
Number two was a French carpet of the Louis XV
era that sold for $939,186.
When Louis XV
inherited the French throne from his illustrious predecessor, the court at Versailles boasted a fully-developed and distinctive musical style thanks to the contributions of such brilliant court composers as Jean-Baptiste Lully and Marin Marais.