The crypt was part of and located under the Saint Sigismund chapel, which was demolished in 1961. From the 1790s the palace became the residence of the palatine, i.e. the prevailing Hungarian representative of the king. Archduke Joseph, a brother of King Francis I, held the title of palatine between 1795 and 1847 and, with royal consent, was the first to have the crypts of the castle chapel converted into a family burial place. After the death of the palatine and his widow their son, Joseph Karl, commissioned two architects, first Miklós Ybl and later Alajos Hausmann, to reconstruct the crypt, while the sculptor, György Zala, was entrusted with making the palatine’s sepulchre.
|Ezt keresi?||Korszakok, stílusok|
|Kiadó||Museum of Fine Arts–Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest|
|Múzeumi kollekciók||Magyar Nemzeti Galéria|
|Oldalszám és illusztrációk||23p., with colour illustrations|
|Sorozatcím||Publications of the Hungarian National Gallery 2017/02|