|The Four Defeated Nations, 1682-85, Martin Desjardins|
|The two were good friends, both having the same |
wealthy client, Louis XIV.
|Hercules Crowned, 1671, Martin Desjardins|
|During the French Revolution Desjardin's figures were moved to the Invalides for safe keeping. The king? He got melted down.|
|The whole grandiose monument|
remained in place for less
than a hundred years.
|Regardless of medium and mode, Martin Desjardins was |
an adept master of his crafter from free-standing marble (bottom) to bronze bas-relief.
|Diana the Huntress, 1680, Martin |
Desjardins, from the Fontaine
de Diane, Versailles