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This beautiful group, cut in white marble, is placed at Versailles in the Colonnade Grove, thus called from a peristyle of a circular form, composed of thirty-two marble columns, each, about fifteen feet in height; eight of which are in breccia of a violet hue, and eight of a deep blue; the remainder are from the Languedoc quarries.

The execution of this group is due to François Girardon; but the original idea belongs to Charles Le Brun, to whose judgment the statuary condescended to yield entirely. This is one of the productions which do most credit to French sculpture.

Gerard Audran, in 1680, gave an engraving from this group.

Height 9 feet 6 inches.

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