Versailles Mill Cottage by George Yesthal


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Pencil and Ink rendering of the renovated mill used as Marie Antoinette’s secret getaway located in the wooded area surrounding Versailles.This rendering is copied from a photograph circa 1950. Since then all the ivy has been removed, there has been added a second story porch/room and portico and much of the back-lying forest has, unfortunately been cleared.


  • YouBet
    YouBetover 3 years ago

    Wow, George! This is awesome!! The reflection warped by the swan’s swim is incredible! Love it!!

  • I’m very pleased that you like it, Linda. Thank you.

    – George Yesthal

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsover 3 years ago

    Incredible work George. LOVE the detail! How long does something like this take you to do?

  • It was done in 1984 and if memory serves I believe it was about three eight hour days. This is an abbreviated version as I had to crop the print to scan and upload it.

    – George Yesthal

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 3 years ago

    Awesome job!! You really done well with this.

  • Thank you, John. Drew this in ’84.

    – George Yesthal

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous. Very magical. I am amazed for I have only seen the writer in you. This is a very nice surprise to find that you have more than a writer’s talent.

  • Actually, I joined RB to upload and showcase my art, but somehow I just got more interested in writing. I don’t really have the means to upload sharp enough images to make prints to sell. I went to printers and Office Max etc. to see about having my work scanned and put to a disc and they want an arm and a leg to do it. I’d like to know how all the other artists here are doing it cost effectively.
    Thank you for your comment and compliment, Iris.

    – George Yesthal

  • Sylvia Petra Broubalow
    Sylvia Petra B...over 3 years ago

    I love the depth and detail George…it’s wonderful!

  • Thank you so much.

    – George Yesthal

  • MtnRainbows
    MtnRainbowsover 3 years ago

    Totally cool dude… LOL!

  • I love ya, kiddo. Thank you for all your help.

    – George Yesthal

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760over 3 years ago

    Amazing mate, fantastic talent and detail!

  • Thank you very much, Colin.

    – George Yesthal

  • Kate Eller
    Kate Ellerover 3 years ago

    Really outstanding drawing George. You should do a lot more of this and color pencil…….such a stunning piece of work…….Katey

  • Thank you so much, Katey

    – George Yesthal

  • FranEvans
    FranEvansover 3 years ago

    So beautiful. It’s like an illustration of a fairy tale!

  • I like your fairy tale analogy for I felt the same while drawing this. Thanx.

    – George Yesthal

  • jan worden
    jan wordenover 3 years ago


  • Thank you. I appreciate that. Geese. you are quite the artist yourself!

    – George Yesthal

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