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Avery, Kevin J., & Peter L. Fodera, "John Vanderlyn's panoramic view of the palace and gardens of Versailles"

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Avery, Kevin J., & Peter L. Fodera, "John Vanderlyn's panoramic view of the palace and gardens of Versailles"

Avery, Kevin J., & Peter L. Fodera, "John Vanderlyn's panoramic view of the palace and gardens of Versailles"
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1988 | ISBN: 0970995357/9990569010 | English | PDF | 56 pages | 5.68 Mb

After many years and uncertainties, John Vanderlyn’s "Panoramic View of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles" is, happily, now on permanent view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The immense and extremely imposing early nineteenth-century canvas, hung in two continuing sections together stretching some hundred and sixty-five feet in length and rising twelve feet in height, is installed in a large elliptical gallery on the ground floor of the new American Wing, where it forms a vital element in the Museum’s chronological display of American decorative and fine art of the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. As with so many large-scale works of art that require major architectural treatment for proper display, the panorama has suffered through a difficult peripatetic existence, having been carted about from city to city, from space to space, for purposes of exhibition and storage ever since its first installation in New York City in 1819.
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John Vanderlyn's Panorama

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Avery, Kevin J., & Peter L. Fodera, "John Vanderlyn's panoramic view of the palace and gardens of Versailles"