Perrault's memoirs and Bernini: a reconsideration

@article{Zarucchi2013PerraultsMA,
  title={Perrault's memoirs and Bernini: a reconsideration},
  author={Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi},
  journal={Renaissance Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={27}
}
Gianlorenzo Bernini was invited to Paris by Louis XIV, from June through October 1665, to oversee his plan for the expansion of the Louvre. This design was not implemented, but during his brief stay, Bernini made a dramatic impression on contemporary eyewitnesses, including the French writer Charles Perrault. Perrault's Memoirs have been discounted as a credible source, since his brother Claude was ultimately selected as the architect of the Louvre's new east façade, and Perrault is assumed to… 

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