Ahnengalerie (Ancestral Gallery), Residenz Museum, Munich, Germany
On becoming Elector in 1726 Karl Albrecht immediately commissioned his court architect Joseph Effner to design an ancestral gallery. The young architect François Cuvilliés was involved in designing the decoration of this magnificent room; Wenzeslaus Miroffsky created the gilt carving on the walls; and Johann Baptist Zimmermann of Wessobrunn was responsible for the stucco.
Over 100 portraits of members of the Wittelsbach family are let into the carved gilt panelling of the gallery.
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