Simon Thomassin (1655-1733) held the title "Graveur du Roy", or “Engraver of the King.”
In 1689 King Louis XIV commissioned Thomassin to make engravings of the statues, fountains, baths, vases and magnificent ornaments at Versailles Palace.
Many of these objects were based on classical Greek and Roman artifacts and myths. Thomassin's engravings capture their timeless stylishness.
Here are some of the engravings for you to choose from. They are genuine antiques, made in 1723.