A Masked Ball in Bohemia

Attributed to Andreas Altomonte Austrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533

This is the only known study for the decoration of the ballroom at Ceský Krumlov, a castle in Bohemia that belonged to Prince Joseph Adam zu Schwarzenberg. The elaborate illusionism suggests that it may be by the prince's architect and designer, Andreas Altomonte. The wall paintings, which are less sophisticated, are signed by Josef Lederer and dated 1748.

A Masked Ball in Bohemia, Attributed to Andreas Altomonte (Austrian, Warsaw or Vienna 1699–1780 Vienna), Oil on canvas

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