Language variant : Our Lady of Victories Basilica
Architect : Cartaud, Sylvain
Locality : Paris
Country : France
Building style : Baroque
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“Constructed over the course of a century, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires is the only extant remnant of a convent that had been demolished in 1859. Inside the church are a few noteworthy works of art and craftsmanship: paintings by Carle Van Loo; an eighteenth-century organ case; and, by sculptor Jean Collignon, the tomb and bust of composer Jean-Baptiste Lully.” Lully died in 1687 of abscess after hitting his toe with a long staff (a precursor to the baton) while conducting the orchestra and developing a gangrene which spread because he refused to get his toe amputated.
One Thousand Buildings of Paris, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2003, p. 64.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Lully (Aprill 13, 2011).
Ed. Katriina Puputti