Legenda O Svatém Prokopu (The Legend of Saint Procopius) - for the poem by Jaroslav Vrchlicky by Adolf Jelinek Alex

Legenda O Svatém Prokopu (The Legend of Saint Procopius) - for the poem by Jaroslav Vrchlicky by Adolf Jelinek Alex

Legenda O Svatém Prokopu (The Legend of Saint Procopius) - for the poem by Jaroslav Vrchlicky

Adolf Jelinek Alex

Title

Legenda O Svatém Prokopu (The Legend of Saint Procopius) - for the poem by Jaroslav Vrchlicky

 
Artist
Year
1935  
Technique
etching and drypoint 
Image Size
platemarks vary; 10-1/8 x 7" sheet size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
67/400 (colophon notes a printed edition of 375; plates then detroyed) 
Annotations
pencil editioned in lower left; artist's chop in lower left beneath signature 
Reference
 
Paper
cream laid 
State
published 
Publisher
Edice Zikes (Zikes Edition), Vydala Zikesova, Prague (stamp on title page) 
Inventory ID
11285 
Price
$900.00 
Description

Alex executed this portfolio of 30 images to accompany the poem "Legenda O Svatem Prokopu" by Czech poet Jaroslav Vrchlicky (1853-1912). Vrchlicky was partially raised by his uncle, a pastor, and nearly became a man of the cloth himself. However, upon graduation from the Prague Archibishop's seminary, he enrolled at the Charles-Ferdinand University, where he studied history, philosophy, and Romance philology, and went on to become a professor of science. Many of his written works are apropos his early religious ambitions.

Included in this portfolio is the typeset poem, chronicling the life of Procopius of Sazava, Bohemian canon and hermit.