Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: the south or garden facade adorned with sculptural figures

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RIBApix ref no RIBA27493
Architect/DesignerGlume, Friedrich Christian (1714-1752)
Knobelsdorff, Georg Wenzeslaus von (1699-1753)
Artist/PhotographerHance, Dennis
CountryGermany
CityPotsdam
Subject Date1747
Image Date2003
ViewExterior
StyleBaroque
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceDHG1370
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Dennis Hance / 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 sculptural decorations were created by Friedrich Christian Glume.

Subject tags

decorative stonework, palaces, caryatids