Detail of the Painted Ceiling

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This is above the staircase in the Main Hall. The ceiling itself was made as a replica of Lebrun's design for Louis XIVth's celebrated Ambassadors' Staircase at Versailles. It was based on mythological themes of events early in Louis' early reign. The original in Versailles was built in the 1670's but was destroyed in 1752.

Written by John Wilson, Singer Archivist

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Technical Information (Metadata)
Title Value
Written by John Wilson, Singer Archivist
Contributor   John Wilson  
Identifier ref 65
Format   greyscale photograph; 228 mm x 300 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Paignton  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Singer. Oldway. Building. Ceiling. Painting  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords painting ceiling oldway Versailles