Zlatá Praha (Golden Prague)

Pictures from Zlatá Praha, which means, Golden Prague. Zlatá Praha was an illustrated Czech magazine published from 1864 to 1929, with a large gap between 1865 and 1884. I have volume XIV, 1897, which I bought in 2014 at Antikvariát Dlážděná, a bookshop in Prague with very reasonable prices and only a short walk from the main railway station.

I am only scanning images where the artist died more than 70 years ago, so all of the images here from Golden Prague are out of copyright.

[picture: Padalo listí (fallen leaves)]

Padalo listí (fallen leaves)

An old overgrown stone stairway in a foggy forest. [more...]

[picture: Zvetly Fialky (Violets were blooming)]

Zvetly Fialky (Violets were blooming)

This is the second of a triptych of pictures by the Czech artist Ferdinand Engelmüler; the three pictures were printed on a double-page spread at the centre of the bound volume for 1897 and entitled z povidek stareho parku (Stories of a secular park). A poem by Lord Byron might accompany them; I am not certain, and will work on confirming that; I can’t read Czech and Google Translate isn’t vey reliable. [more...]

[picture: Zpíval Slavik (A Nightingale Sang)]

Zpíval Slavik (A Nightingale Sang)

A person stands on an overgrown bridge under the moonlight. A stream or river flows between reeds and under the bridge; in the background, buildings, and at the left edge of the bridge a tall evergreen. The bridge has an ornate carved pineapple at the right-hand end and a very tall and thin evergreen tree at the left. The overall effect is somewhat [...] [more...]



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