Martin Pierre Denis, known as Martin the Younger or Martin of the Gobelins

Martin Pierre Denis, known as Martin the Younger or Martin of the Gobelins


Paris, circa 1663 ; Paris, 1742.

Employed at the Gobelins tapestry factory, he was primarily known for his views of royal residences.

View of the Château de La Muette.

Oil on canvas; 95 cm x 139 cm.

Commissioned in 1772 by Louix XV for the Château of Versailles. Crown Collection. Property of the French State.

Louis XV, the regent Philip of Orléans and the Duke of Bourbon are all portrayed in this work.

Versailles, Musée National du Château et des Trianons (inv. MV 742, inv. 6532, MR 778).

(C) Copyright Direction des Musées de France, 1994.