Schloss Augustusburg, Bruhl near Cologne: close-up of one of the groups of statuary supporting the monumental staircase
|Architect/Designer||Cuvillies, Francois de (1695-1768)|
|Neumann, Balthasar (1687-1753)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||LS ESP/GER/23A (ES7282)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Marble ; Stairs ; Country houses ; Statues ; Balustrades ; Entrance halls ; Decorative ironwork ; Sculpture|
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.
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