[Clam-Gallas Palace, Prague]Facade des Pallasts welchen Z. Hoch.Sr: Excell: Joan Wencelslaus Graft von Gallas [...]
Cum Privil: Sacr: Caesar Majest. [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to edges and sky.
The baroque Clam-Gallas Palace in Prague, designed by Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach for Johann Wenceslaus, Count of Gallas, and later passed on to Kristian Filip of Clam. In this palace Mozart attended concerts, Beethoven performed here, and Franz Kafka worked as a trainee, while studying law (it is believed to be a possible inspiration for the castle in his novel of the same name). It now houses the Prague City Archives, while concerts are still given here. Plate from Fischer's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations.
Richard T. Gray, ed., 'A Franz Kafka Encyclopaedia'.
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