The Hôtel de Soissons in Paris

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The Hôtel de Soissons in Paris. Etching by I Silvestre. Described as "the immense Hôtel de la Reine (1572–8; later the Hôtel de Soissons; destr.), whose surviving Doric column (h 25 m) stood in the middle of the court … its summit serving as an observatory for the Queen or as a memorial" – The dictionary of art, London 1996, vol 5, p 166. The column is visible in the right background. Created between 1600 and 1699. Hôtel de Soissons (Paris, France). Contributors: Israël Silvestre (1621–1691); Jean Bullant (approximately 1515–1578). Work ID: p5qbw25d.

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