I came upon this stunning image of Versailles on a blog yesteday and asked if anyone knew the artist’s name and date. Voilá! Anthony (see his comment below) discovered that the artist is Isidore Laurent Deroy (1797-1886). In its original form (click here) the colors are duller. Clearly, the original has been re-colored—I like the almost surreal vibrancy of this doctored version. Too, it’s possible that the colors of the original faded over time.