Krumau (Krumlov Castle, Czechoslovakia) by Max Pollak

Krumau (Krumlov Castle, Czechoslovakia) by Max Pollak

Krumau (Krumlov Castle, Czechoslovakia)

Max Pollak

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Title

Krumau (Krumlov Castle, Czechoslovakia)

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
c. 1925  
Technique
Color etching & aquatint, printed a la poupee 
Image Size
13 5/8 x 11 3/4" platemark 
Signature
Pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
2/10 (only 3 impressions printed) 
Annotations
Pencil titled lower left, note bottom center "only 3 proofs printed" 
Reference
 
Paper
Ivory laid 
State
Published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
23443 
Price
$600.00 
Description

In this cityscape, Pollak rendered the town of Krumlov located in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. Center in this composition is Cesky Krumlov Castle, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. The building of the castle was begun about 1240 and a settlement arose beneath the castle.

At the beginning of the 20th century the town’s inhabitants were mostly German and, in 1938, the region was annexed by Nazi Germany. After the end of World War II, the town was returned to Czechoslovakia. The Czech name is Krumlov and the German name was Krumau. The town was built over many centuries and its structures, mostly Gothic, Renaissance, or Baroque in style, are a major tourist draw.

 

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