Drawing, The Study of Prince Karl of Prussia, 1848

This view of Prince Karl of Prussia’s study in the Ordenspalais. Berlin reflects the Mooresque style in the patterned carpet, drapery and cushioned banquettes reflected in the large mirror at the right. The walls are lined in a textile patterned on a Gothic Revival motif. The focal point of the room is a large Schinkel-designed galleried desk inset with panels of amber-colored molded glass; a top shelf displays a collection of vases, bottles and other treasures. On the left, two marble plinths holding potted plants possibly serve as a room divider. A copy or version of Cristofano Allori’s Judith with the Head of Holofernes, in a frame designed by Schinkel, hangs on the wall at the left rear.

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