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    Sale 5357

    Christie's Interiors

    8 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 616

    English School, 18th Century

    Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna

    Price Realised  


    English School, 18th Century
    Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna
    inscribed 'W' (lower right)
    pen and black ink and bodycolour, on ivorine
    3¾ x 5¼ in. (9.5 x 13.3 cm.)

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    Schloss Schönbrunn was the summer Palace of the Habsburg family in Vienna. First designed in 1690, it was meant to rival the Palace of Versaille in France. However in 1695-6 the plan was revised and the slightly less ambitious 1,440 room building was completed in 1711.

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