Hotel de Sully, Paris, France


Related people
Jane Murphy (was created by)
Androuet Du Cerceau family (was created by)
Description
The Sully hotel is a remarkable example of what was called "the baroque temptation". The plan is classic and characteristic of French art: a yard and a garden surround a central dwelling body, in front of which are two wings and two pavilions. The whole is strictly symmetrical. However, the rich decoration of sculpted facades was influenced by the baroque style. Semi-circular openings with triangular pediments stand on two levels, above dormer windows flanked by patterns of scrolls. On the main body and the wings of the building, eight figures in high relief symbolize the Elements and the Seasons. http://sully.monuments-nationaux.fr
Style/Period
17th Century (1600 - 1699 CE)