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Jean Baptiste Mathey

French Baroque architect who worked in Prague
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He acquired his basic artistic knowledge in Rome, where he associated with Claude Lorraine’s circle. He was granted burgess-ship in the Lesser Town of Prague in 1684. He contributed to the architecture of Prague in various ways, among which he introduced the art of surmounting the central part of palaces

with a pavilion. He also presented a new type of three-winged palace with a central main hall, which is best displayed with the example of the Chateau Troja. Mathey’s inspiration for Czech Baroque sacred architecture was a church based on the ground plan of a Greek cross with an oval cupola.


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