Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Fontainebleau: Apartment des Chasses

The Apartment des Chasses (or hunting apartment) was named so after large paintings (by Jean-Baptiste Oudry) from the 18th century depicting different hunts - one even includes Louis XV himself. Originally there was another room on the ground floor that was connected to the Apartment des Chasses but it has not been possible to restore it to its past state. The room was enlarged during the 18th and 19th century. Conveniently enough the "hunting room" is located as an extension of the Galerie des Cerfs or the Gallery of the Stags!

Detail of the ceiling

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