HETZENDORF, Johann Ferdinand
(b. 1733, Wien, d. 1816, Wien)

Exterior view

Palais Pallavicini, Vienna

Hetzendorf built the Palais Pallavicini (at that time Palais Fries) at Josephsplatz, opposite the Hofburg in 1783. The original front of this building is "anti-baroque": it is not accentuated at the entrance. The obligatory caryatids next to the entrance portal were later added, the proprietor Moritz Reichsgraf of Fries commissioned them from Franz Anton von Zauner, who executed also the monument of Joseph II in the centre of Josephsplatz. The Pallavicini family acquired the palace in 1842.