HILDEBRANDT, Johann Lukas von
(b. 1668, Genova, d. 1745, Wien)

Exterior view

Lower Belvedere, Vienna

Prince Eugene intended to build a residence outside Vienna. In the 1690s, Hildebrandt had started work on laying out the terraces of the garden outside the gates of Vienna. In 171 he devoted himself to building the Lower Belvedere, a lengthy single-storey building that has an upper floor only in the modest centre elevation. Work was completed two years later.

The picture shows the central elevation of the garden front of the Lower Belvedere.