Signed J G Platzer. The painting depicts a scene of bacchanalian inspiration with a large company of figures dancing and drinking in a palace. The costumes suggest that the scene is of historical or mythological origin, possibly from the Odyssey.


  • Title: Palace Interior with Dancing Scene
  • Creator: Johann Georg Platzer
  • Date Created: 1730 - 1735
  • Location Created: Vienna, Austria
  • artist: Johann Georg Platzer
  • Tags: Austrian school, Rococo
  • Provenance: Carl Gustaf Tessin (1695-1770), Fredrik I of Sweden (1676-51), Queen Lovisa Ulrika (1720-82), Magnus Fredrik Brahe (1756-1826), Magnus Brahe (1790-1844)
  • Physical Dimensions: w 670, h 480 mm (without frame)
  • Artist info: In Austria there were never an actual breaking point between the baroque and the rococo. For a large part of the 18th century there was more of a fusion of the two that over time transcended into the new styles and ideas of the times. The paintings of Johann Georg Platzer are in many ways a product of that blending of styles. Platzer was born in South Tyrol, but spent most of his career in Vienna, mostly painting genre and historical scenes preferably on copper, since the material allowed a different kind of detailed complexity.
  • Type: Oil on copper
  • External Link: Skokloster Castle

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