"Caroussel Comique". Entertainments in the Zwinger 1722

Thiele, Johann Alexander (1685-1752) | Painter


In these two paintings, Thiele combines completed sections of the Dresden Zwinger with planned parts. For example, he depicts a palace building – which was never constructed – extending to the north, on the site where the Semper Gallery was built in 1855. The Zwinger provided a magnificent setting for the festive procession and horse races held at the end of the Carnival celebrations in February 1722, in which August the Strong took part. Thiele also embeds buildings and the city into the landscape visible in the background.

Material & Technique
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
before 1725
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 3603