Royal Palace, Caserta: the Scala Regia

RIBApix ref no RIBA25472
Architect/DesignerVanvitelli, Luigi (1700-1773)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityCaserta
Subject Date1774
Image Date1963
ViewInterior
StyleBaroque
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ITA/412 (ES9376)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The central flight of this stairway is hewn from a single block of Sicilian marble from Trapani, called Lumachella.Two marble lions, the work of Paolo Persico and Tommaso Solari, symbolising the power of force and reason, preside over the half-landing.

Subject tags

arches, sculpture, stairs, marble, palaces