La stanza prende il nome dal ciclo di dipinti qui esposti. Nelle boiserie in bianco e oro delle pareti sono montati svariati ritratti di cavalli da sella delle scuderie imperiali e dipinti che raffigurano cavalli al pascolo. Datati intorno al 1720, i quadri si annoverano tra i più antichi delle collezioni di Schönbrunn, in quanto risalgono ai tempi di Guglielmina Amalia, vedova dell’imperatore Giuseppe I. Il dipinto al centro raffigura una caccia ad inseguimento nella zona attraversata dal fiume March, ad est di Vienna, cui prese parte anche Giuseppe I.
Stallions Room - Restoration work
The Stallions Room was given its name during the time of the Monarchy in reference to the numerous equine portraits set into its panelling. Together with the large-format paintings showing horses grazing at the imperial studs and a hunting scene, they constitute the earliest ensemble of paintings at Schönbrunn Palace. From the middle of the nineteenth century formal dinners for high-ranking military officers and court officials were held in this room. Although the original pink and green decoration of the walls and ceiling was altered in the 1880s to a more uniform white and gold scheme, the remarkable pictorial ensemble was retained. Based on the historical appearance of the room in 1880, the current programme of restoration includes the painted wooden panelling and the elaborate gilt rocaille decoration as well as the paintings and the furniture with its white and gold colour scheme that typified the interiors of the Viennese imperial court. Work is scheduled to be completed by the middle of November 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience.