Fountains and Garden Lakes of Palácio Nacional de Queluz

Additional Info

  • Typology Fountains
  • Location Portugal, Queluz (gardens of the National Palace of Queluz)
  • Period Second half of the 18th century
  • Author(s) John Cheere (lead sculptures) and Jean Baptiste Robillon (fountain drawing)
  • Property Ministry of Culture | Ex-IMC (DGPC)
  • Client World Monuments Fund Portugal
  • Work

    Surveys, conservation and restoration

  • Date 2009 - 2010
  • Areas Group of 14 fountains and lakes
  • Materials Lead, Lioz limestone and 20th century tiles
  • R&D

    Lead patinas characterization with X-ray diffraction (LNEC). Structural study of one the garden lakes (A2P Consult Estudos e Projectos).

  • Dissemination Nuno Proença and Marta Raposo - “Conservation and restoration of the ornamental fountais in the gardens of Queluz", in “The Gardens of the National Palace of Queluz Conservation Intervention”, AAVV, World Monuments Fund Portugal e World Monuments Fund edition, 2012, pp.99-112.
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