The Oxford historians' discovery of Vienna

The Putti in the Belvedere Palace Gardens in Vienna

The Belvedere Palace, the lavish summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy, is one of the most impressive Baroque palaces in Europe. The Upper Belvedere is more spectacular and slightly later in date than the Lower Belvedere. The two complexes are connected by the gardens, an outstanding example of Baroque landscape architecture. The wide stairs on either side of the gardens lead you from the Upper to the Lower Belvedere. They are adorned with twelve sculptures of putti, representing the months of the year.

See the charming and playful putti:

Putto representing April

Putto representing March

Putto representing February

Putto representing January

 

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