Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: one of the Chinese figures by Benkert and Heymueller at the base of the palm tree columns of the Chinese Tea House

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RIBApix ref no RIBA15958
Architect/DesignerBenkert, Johann Peter (1709-1765)
Buring, Johann Gottfried (1723-1788)
Heymueller, Johann Mathias Gottlieb (1715-1763)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
Subject Date1756
Image Date1960
Library ReferenceESP/GER/127
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes 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. The creation of the Park, organised around several buildings, began soon after the completion of the palace.The Chinese House was designed by Johann Gottfried Buring in 1755-1757.

Subject tags

garden buildings, columns, palaces, statues, Teahouses, ceremonies