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Plaque Medal (Triptych): Prayer for the Homeland (left)

  • Galvano Bronze
  • 112 x 130 mm
  • Inv. 1911-DM-1

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With this triptych, Sucharda paid tribute to his homeland the Czech Republic (then part of Austria-Hungary). He added verses to reinforce his tribute. The central medal depicts the face of a woman with her chin resting on a large rectangular pancarte. She wears a distinctive headgear with two panels hanging down. The left medal depicts a kneeling naked youth with the inscription: "May our country forever cherish sweet dreams, may all storms pass." The right medal depicts a naked elder with beard with the inscription: "Then comes the sweet moment when dreams, once fulfilled, will no longer be needed."


Stanislas Sucharda RKD
Nová Paka 1866 - Prague 1916

Title Plaque Medal (Triptych): Prayer for the Homeland (left)
Period 20th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings text on the front side: <p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;font-size:14.5pt;"><strong>K é Z Z e m è n A S e / P O V Z D Y B L A Z e S n i / K é Z V S e C H n Y B O U R G / T A S T n é m I n O U J I (linkerdeel)</strong></span></p>
Collection medals AAT
Object type copper AAT
plaques (flat objects) AAT
Inventory number 1911-DM-1
Acquisition credit gift
Société Gantoise des Amis de la Médaille
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11Q212 mental prayer, meditation; 'Meditatione', 'Meditatione spirituale' (Ripa) Iconclass
11Q751 (public) prayer Iconclass
31A233 kneeling figure Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
31D120 Youth, Adolescence, 'Iuventus'; 'Adolescenza', 'Gioventu' (Ripa) Iconclass
Algemeene Wereldtentoonstelling te Gent in 1913 (Paleis der Schoone Kunsten, 1 mei - 1 november 1913) : Groep II. Schoone Kunsten ; Klasse 9b ; Gesneden Penningen (Salon van de medailles) / Victor Tourneur. - Brussel : Drukkerij (Oud Huis We Monnom), 1913 (p. 77, nr. 106)
Exposition Internationale de Bruxelles en 1910 : Salon international de la médaille contemporaine... : Groupe II: Beaux-Arts ; Classe 9B: Gravure en médailles (Bruxelles, Palais du Cinquantenaire, 01.05 - 15.11.1910) ; Catalogue / Victor Tourneur. - Bruxelles : Imprimerie A. Lesigne, 1910 (p.54, nr. 102)
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