MATHEY, Jean Baptiste
(b. ca, 1630, Dijon, d. ca. 1696, Paris)

Exterior view

Archbishop Palace, Prague

Count Johann Friedrich von Waldstein, archbishop of Prague, endeavoured to introduce a new mood into the architecture of Prague. He commissioned the Frenchman Jean Baptiste Mathey to build his palace. This, like other palaces and villas designed by Mathey, was conceived as a three-sectioned ensemble with a raised central elevation and external stairways.