How to dress in the garden

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30 November 2006

How to dress in the garden: left, “Habit de Jardinier”, Anonymous, 17th century; right, a view of Versailles from Galerie des Antiques by Jean-Baptiste Martin (1688). The images are taken from The Sun King’s Garden: Louis XIV, André Le Nôtre and the creation of the gardens of Versailles by Ian Thompson (Bloomsbury, £30 (£27); 0-7475-7648-3). In a long friendship, Le Nôtre enjoyed the King’s trust for more than 40 years.

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