Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: detail of the jovial sculptural figures supporting an architrave on the south or garden facade

RIBApix ref no RIBA15955
Architect/DesignerGlume, Friedrich Christian (1714-1752)
Knobelsdorff, Georg Wenzeslaus von (1699-1753)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryGermany
CityPotsdam
Subject Date1747
Image Date1960
ViewExterior
StyleRococo
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/GER/116 (ES7349)
OrientationPortrait
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 sculptural decorations were created by Friedrich Christian Glume.

Subject tags

sculpture, decorative stonework, palaces, caryatids