Glorification of the 'Monarchia Austriaca'

Gregorio Guglielmi1760

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace
Vienna, Austria

The central ceiling fresco of the Great Gallery represents the glorification of the ‘Monarchia Austriaca’. Enthroned at its centre are the imperial couple Maria Theresa and Franz I Stephan surrounded by personifications of a ruler’s virtues. Arranged in an oval around this central group are allegorical representations of the most important Crown Lands of the Monarchy.


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