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Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: the elaborately decorated music room

RIBA Ref No RIBA15962
Architect/DesignerHoppenhaupt, Johann, Michael, II (b. 1709)
Knobelsdorff, Georg Wenzeslaus von (1699-1753)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryGermany
CityPotsdam
Subject Date1747
Image Date1960
ViewInterior
StyleRococo
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/GER/137 (ES7363)
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectFireplaces ; Palaces ; Interior decoration ; Music rooms
NOTES: Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Built above a terraced vineyard in 1745-1747, it is essentially a single-storey villa, containing ten principal rooms. Much of the interior decoration of the music room was by the sculptor and decorator Johann Michael Hoppenhaupt (the elder).
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