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

Exterior view

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 a detail of the courtyard façade.