Hermann Ziller - A Study after Schinkel's Design for a Palace in Crimea
A Study after Schinkel's Design for a Palace in Crimea
Watercolour. 42 x 64.5 cm.
Signed and dated lower centre: H. Ziller inv. et f. 1866.
Hermann Ziller came from a renowned family of architects and master builders and was a student at the Berlin Architectural Academy (Bauakademie). He was primarily taught by Richard Lucae and later became manager of his offices. In this function he participated in the preliminary works on the Frankfurt opera house and the rebuilding of the Technical College in Charlottenburg. He was awarded with the Schinkel prize and the Schinkel medal in 1872 for his design "Villa auf dem Sandwerder". Numerous unrealised plans of his for adjustments to Berlin Palace, the Palace Square and the National Monument to Emperor Wilhelm are also known.
Ziller's admiration for Schinkel culminated in a monograph published in 1897.