Pöppelmann, Matthäus Daniel
The ‘Indian’ Schloss Pillnitz, upstream on the Elbe (1720–3), has charming Chinoiserie elements, including the roofs, and is one of the largest C18 European buildings in an oriental style. Pöppelmann was in charge of the alterations at the Dutch (later Japanese) Palace, Dresden, from 1715, but was gradually edged out by Longuelune whose flat elevations were a marked contrast to Pöppelmann's work, and the job was completed by de Bodt. From 1722 Pöppelmann worked on the alterations and rebuilding of the hunting-lodge, Moritzburg, again completed by Longuelune, and widened the C12 bridge over the Elbe at Dresden by cantilevering raised footpaths from the edges of the old structure. Iron railings were used to reduce the weight. The bridge (1727) is seen to best advantage in Bernardo Bellotto's (1720–80) views of the city. Pöppelmann designed the Dreikönigskirche (Three Kings Church), Dresden-Neustadt (1731–9), built by Georg Bähr, who altered the project as it was under construction. His last works were with Longuelune, preparing designs for a huge palace in Warsaw, not realized.
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