Etching 1758, Architecture Singulière. L’elephant triomphal. Grand kiosque a la gloire du roi
Charles François Ribart, an engineer, proposed a gigantic fountain in the shape of a triumphant elephant in honor of King Louis XV to be ereceted in a park on the Champs Elysées in Paris. Sectional views inside the elephant reveal a ballroom and a dining room decorated as a forest.