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Art Plaque Medal of Prague and the River Moldau

  • silver (metal)
  • Inv. 1911-DO

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This plaque, engraved by Czech sculptor Stanislas Sucharda, is a tribute to the city of Prague and the Vltava River. Sucharda emphasised his love for the city through the added lines of verse: "Your tears were more numerous than mine, sister. / There was more pressure than these that a stone can resist. / Assassins wanted to skin thee but only made thee stronger. / Straighten thy head Prague, to thee is the victory." The plaque depicts a young woman in a long robe surrounded by plants. She wears a wreath with a medal on her head and the coat of arms of Prague on her chest. A naked woman clings to her and looks up at her. In the distance, you can see the city of Prague.


Stanislas Sucharda RKD
Nová Paka 1866 - Prague 1916

Title Art Plaque Medal of Prague and the River Moldau
Period 20th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) on the front side: <p><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:9.0pt;">SUCHARDA</span></p>
text on the front side: <p><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:9.0pt;">VIC BYLO SLZ TVYCH . NEZ MYCH VODJE SESTRO . / VIC BYLO BEDY NEZ JI KAMEN SNESE . / CHTÈ VSAK TÈ ZDRTIT . VRAH TÈ JENOM ZTUZIL / VYS HLAVU PRAHO . TVÉ JEST VITÈZENI</span></p>
Collection medals AAT
Object type plaques (flat objects) AAT
Inventory number 1911-DO
Acquisition credit gift
Société Gantoise des Amis de la Médaille
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25H213 river Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D120 Youth, Adolescence, 'Iuventus'; 'Adolescenza', 'Gioventu' (Ripa) Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
41D27 drapery, draped garment, 'Gewandgebung' Iconclass
44C11 patriotism Iconclass
61D(VLTAVA) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (VLTAVA) Iconclass
61E(PRAGUE) names of cities and villages (PRAGUE) Iconclass
School / Style Symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
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. 55, nr. 102 - 11)
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. 23)
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