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Schloss Augustusburg, Bruhl near Cologne: the monumental staircase

RIBA Ref No RIBA15933
Architect/DesignerCarlone, Carlo Innocenzo (1686-1775)
Cuvillies, Francois de (1695-1768)
Neumann, Balthasar (1687-1753)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryGermany
CityBruhl
Subject Date1748
Image Date1960
ViewInterior
StyleBaroque
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/GER/19 (ES7272)
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectMarble ; Stairs ; Country houses ; Frescoes ; Balustrades ; Entrance halls ; Decorative ironwork ; Decorative plasterwork ; Interior decoration
NOTES: Construction on this horseshoe-shaped castle for Elector Clemens August of Bavaria began in 1725 under the supervision of the architect Johann Conrad Schlaun. He was soon dismissed and replaced by Francois de Cuvillies who transformed the Rococo castle into a Baroque residence. It was finally completed in 1769. The staircase was designed by Balthasar Neumann in 1748 while the frescoes adorning it were executed by Carlo Carlone.
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