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Schleißheim New Palace

Antechamber in the Electress's Apartment

 

Picture: Antechamber

Like the elector's antechamber and audience room, the first two rooms in the Electress's Apartment were entirely covered with tapestries.

These, of which only a selection is shown today for conservation reasons, are part of the so-called Military Arts Series acquired by Elector Max Emanuel in Brussels in 1696.

They were made in the atelier of Gaspar van der Borght and Jérome Le Clerc from designs by Lambert de Hondt. They do not depict any particular events, but rather the everyday routine and occurrences of military life. The ceiling fresco by Jacopo Amigoni is an allegory of peace.

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