Unformatted text preview: 1896 till 1899 lived in France. There, he became fascinated with the life of Versailles and the epoch of Louis the XIV. Researching the period, Benois discovered the memoirs of the Count Louis de Saint-Simon, an eyewitness of the Sun-King's last years. Later, he used the memoirs for a series of paintings about life in the king's favorite residence....
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- Fall '10
- Saint Petersburg, Louis XIV of France, Aleksandr Benois, Saint Petersburg State University