Milo of Croton
Masterpieces by Pierre Puget
Contribute to the return of Perseus and Andromeda and Milo of Croton
The Grande Commande
Sheltering seven sculpture masterpieces of the Grande Commande of 1674
The Cabinet of the Meridian
The Cabinet of the Meridian is the most captivating room in the Queen's Private apartment
Gate of Honour
The Grille d’Honneur and the railings of the Orangerie require urgent restoration.
The Refreshments Dairy
The Refreshments Dairy, one of the twelve “buildings” in the Hamlet
Cabinet d'Angle of Louis XV
Cabinet d'Angle is the most sumptuous room of the King's interior apartment
The Petite Orangerie
into the "Petite Orangerie", an independent south-facing building with three monumental bays
Milo of Croton and Perseus and Andromeda return to their original location in the centre of the Grand Perspective
In the framework of the Year of Le Nôtre, the gardens of Versailles are being highlighted with special attention in 2013. So it is natural to undertake a project dedicated to the sculpture heritage of the gardens of Versailles by restoring, based on the originals, two sculpture groups carved by one of the greatest artists of the reign of Louis XIV, Pierre Puget: Milo of Croton (1671-1683) and Perseus and Andromeda (1679-1684).
These two masterpieces were taken from the gardens in the 19th century and placed in the Louvre where they can be admired in the Puget courtyard. The casting of copies and their installation in their original position will revive the baroque spirit of the gardens of Le Nôtre and help to give back to Puget the place of honour that he held in the Versailles of Louis XIV.
You can make a contribution to the production of these powdered marble copies by funding all or part of the work.
Minimum participation in this operation: €10,000