Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: close-up of the carved figure of Atlas and a caryatid adorning the south or garden facade

RIBApix ref no RIBA27494
Architect/DesignerGlume, Friedrich Christian (1714-1752)
Knobelsdorff, Georg Wenzeslaus von (1699-1753)
Artist/PhotographerHance, Dennis
CountryGermany
CityPotsdam
Subject Date1747
Image Date2003
ViewExterior
StyleRococo
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceDHG1372
OrientationPortrait
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

sculpture, decorative stonework, palaces, caryatids, cornices