Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: the elaborately decorated music room
|Architect/Designer||Hoppenhaupt, Johann, Michael, II (b. 1709)|
|Knobelsdorff, Georg Wenzeslaus von (1699-1753)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/GER/137 (ES7363)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Fireplaces ; 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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