Photographer's Note

Initiate in the year of 1747 for infant D. Peter, future D. Peter III, from one old agricultural palace of the Marquises of Castle Rodrigo, the Palace of Queluz, classified as National Monument, started then to be adapted the residence of summering of the real family.

The main body of the Palace, erected up to 1758, with its low forms and serpenteadas, harmonious and intimista decoration, was after completed the marriage of Infant D. Peter with D. Maria Francisca, future queen D. Maria I (1760), height where the opulentos halls of the interior had been enobrecidos, and well thus the rich palacianos gardens, towns of baroque fontenários, statues and hiddings place for folguedo. In this campaign the great French master Jean Baptiste Rotillion intervined (deceased in 1782), to who if he must célebre "PaviIhão Robillion".

Queluz, that has been not few times compared with the Palace of Versailles, differs from the set of Luis XIV (by the way a little previous) in the scale direction and of ratio that its traces it discloses, quiça with a distribution of graphical values more balanced, inside of a neo-classicismo still very become attached to the form rococó. But the force and exuberância of the Pavilion conceived for Robillion of strong French, Austrian European influences - avantajada note constitutes and "evolved" therefore everything the remaining portion is well Portuguese, in the scales and the proper artistic espirito.

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Additional Photos by manuel matos (efigesta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1958 W: 73 N: 2483] (12188)
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