TESSIN, Nicodemus the Younger
(b. 1654, Nyköping, d. 1728, Stockholm)

Exterior view

1697-1728
Photo
Royal Palace, Stockholm

Tessin's main work, the reconstruction of the Stockholm Royal Palace shows that he was acquainted with Bernini's last design for the Louvre and Palazzo Chigi-Odescalchi, however, he transformed these archetypes into a more sober style.The block-shaped four-wing complex with three main storeys resting ion a strong base is complemented by curved stable blocks.

The picture shows the east front of the palace.