Works included in this catalogue
Silvestre Les Plaisirs de l’Isle enchantée 1673 {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift, cat.114-22]
Silvestre Views and Elevations of the Tuileries {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift, cat.45-53]
Silvestre Plans, elevations and views of Versailles {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift, cat.84-98]

The prints listed above, all from George Collins Levey’s 1879 donation to the NGV, belong to 3 different sets of engravings dating from the early years of Louis XIV’s reign:

  • documentation of the festivities for the commencement of Louis XIV’s building campaign at Versailles in 1664;
  • plans and views of the architectural campaign on the Tuileries Palace, 1668-73; and
  • plans and views of the earlier stages of development of the Palace and gardens at Versailles, 1664-84 


For Silvestre, see Bénézit 12, pp.1211-13 and AKL 103 (2019), pp.535-36; see also individual entries as listed above