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The famous Galerie d'Apollon in the Louvre. It was originally called the Petite Galerie, decorated by artists of the Second School of Fontainebleau for Henri IV. A fire caused great damage to the original in 1661, requiring extensive renovation. Restoration efforts took place from 1661-1663 under Louis Le Vau. It was actually the first Royal Gallery for Louis XIV, and it later served as a model for the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Some minor reconstructions took place in the mid-nineteenth century, and again from 1999-2004. The central painting is Apollo vanquishing the Python, by Delacroix. It is home to some French treasures, but the room itself is the most impressive work.

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  • Copyright: Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 75 N: 387] (1044)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-27 4:38
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