CUVILLIÉS, François de, the Elder
(b. 1695, Soignies, Hainaut, d. 1768, München)
Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich
The Amalienburg is an elaborate hunting lodge in the grounds of Nymphenburg Palace, Munich. It was constructed in 17341739 by François de Cuvilliés, in Rococo style, for the later Holy Roman Emperor Charles VII and his wife, Maria Amalia of Austria.
The picture shows the façade of Amalienburg in the park of the Schloss Nymphenburg (Nymphenburg Palace). It is considered the masterpiece of François de Cuvilliés, the French architect active in Munich.