In 1892 Max Liebermann moved with his wife to the second floor of his parental house at Pariser Platz 7. He immediately commissioned the Berlin architect Hans Grisebach to design a studio in the attic. The painter wanted to live not only there but also work there. Grisebach designed a glass structure as skylight for the studio but came upon the emperor's displeasure. Only after a four-year administrative marathon Liebermann was able to take up his work in the studio. A biographer reports that he took up work every morning at 10 o'clock and worked until 4 o'clock. In this studio he produced portraits of his artist friends such as Lovis Corinth and Max Slevogt as well as pictures of great scientists like Albert Einstein and politicians like Paul von Hindenburg.