Documents of April and May 1684-including a letter by the Marquis de Louvois to Jules Hardouin-Mansart, dated 22 May 1684-indicate that the Crown was intending to move the sculptures of the Grotto of Tethys to the site then occupied by Les Sources, and that Mansart had been instructed to replace Les Sources with a new design suitable for the sculptures. The eventual new creation, the Colonnade (design begun in June), was probably intended from the outset as a monarchical setting. The spandrel sculptures of the Colonnade may allude to the peace France was enjoying during most of the 1680s.

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