Queen’s Gate at Aigues-Mortes: Frédéric Bazille

Queen's Gate at Aigues-Mortes: Frédéric Bazille

Queen’s Gate at Aigues-Mortes is an 1867 Impressionist painting by French artist Frédéric Bazille. It can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The painting depicts the Queen’s Gate at Aigues-Mortes. This fortress was built by order of Saint Louis IX. The 7th and 8th Crusades began from this gate. It has been perfectly preserved since the Middle Ages, because the fortress lost its strategic importance due to the shallowing of the sea. Frédéric Bazille was 25 years old at the time of the creation of this painting.

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