Dangeau’s Diary, February 1690

Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau

8th — The King caused circular letters to be written to all the bishops, commanding them to regulate the quantity of plate necessary for the churches throughout their dioceses, both in the towns and in the country, and to send what is superfluous to the nearest mint, or to the places where the King has appointed agents to receive it.

12th — Le Brun, the famous artist, who painted the grand gallery of Versailles, died this day at Paris. He was director of the manufactures of the Gobelins, and chancellor of the Academy of Painters at Paris: which brought him in an annual income of about fourteen or fifteen thousand livres .


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