Untitled (view of Hradcany Castle district, Prague) by Vladislav Rohling

Untitled (view of Hradcany Castle district, Prague) by Vladislav Rohling

Untitled (view of Hradcany Castle district, Prague)

Vladislav Rohling

Title

Untitled (view of Hradcany Castle district, Prague)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1925  
Technique
color aquatint 
Image Size
6 3/8 x 6 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right; in plate, lower left in image 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
artist's stamp in lower left margin 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white laid with large unidentified crest watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20898 
Price
$250.00 
Description
Rohling was a student of Frantisek Zenisek, reknowned Czech painter and printmaker. Both had an affinity for the skyline of their home, which featured the commanding towers of the Hradcany castle district. Considered the oldest ancient castle in the world, the 70,000 square meter (750,000 square foot) complex began construction in the 9th century. It has served as the seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslavakia. Rohling deftly captures its elegant silhouette through the haze of a winter evening, smoke emitting from chimneys as the reflections of city lights dance in the River Vltava.