Old Town Square by Václav Jansa - Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 05.198 E 014° 25.211
33U E 458520 N 5548424
Quick Description: The historic centre of Prague - the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Týn
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/21/2022 1:26:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM166XM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
The painting depicts east-south part of Old Town Square.

The Old Town Square
The most significant square of historical Prague, it was founded in the 12th century and has been witness to many historical events. In addition to the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Týn, the square is dominated by the Baroque Church of St Nicholas, the Rococo Kinský Palace, the Gothic House at the Stone Bell and the monument to Jan Hus. In the pavement of the square are memorial stones marking the execution of 27 Czech lords in 1621, and the Prague meridian.


The author of this painting is Václav Jansa. You can find this painting in book 'Zapomenuté obrazy' (visit link) .

Vaclav Jansa (October 22, 1859 Slatinice - June 29, 1913 Cernošice) (visit link) Czech landscape artist and illustrator, best known for these views, originally painted in water-colour.
Jansa was apprenticed to buyers, but later he devoted himself to his hobby of drawing and painting. Vaclav Jansa traveled a lot and took to painting landscapes. He painted mostly southern Bohemia and Giant Mountains. Since 1893 was redeveloped historic districts of Prague, Prague ghetto and parts of the Old and New Town. In this time Jansa painted cca 150 colored watercolors documenting disappearing part of the city.
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Artist: Vaclav Jansa

Date of Your Photograph: 4/20/2022

Medium of Painting: watercolours

Date of Painting: Not listed

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