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View of the City of Prague

Artist:
Johannes Wechter (German, Nuremberg ca. 1550–after 1606 Eichstatt, Bavaria)
Artist:
After Philip van den Bossche (Netherlandish, active ca. 1604–15)
Publisher:
Aegidius Sadeler II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1568–1629 Prague)
Date:
1606
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Plate (each): 19 × 42 in. (48.3 × 106.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.601.10(72-83)
Not on view
The city of Prague has been lauded by poets as “the dream of delirious architects” whose “magic needs no wand.” The city’s great monuments are easily identified in this panorama, from the castle and cathedral on the hill at upper left, to the great Charles Bridge, to the churches and markets of the New Town at right.
Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Duke of Northumberland; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Grand Scale: Monumental Prints in the Age of Dürer and Titian," January 31, 2009–April 26, 2009.

TIB (supplement) 72, part 2, p. 312 no. 422
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