Václav Hollar - Soukenická ulice c.p. 1194 (Prague)
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N 50° 05.465 E 014° 25.779
33U E 459202 N 5548913
Quick Description: The birthplace of renowned Czech etcher of the 17th century Václav Hollar is located in the depicted Baroque house N° 1194 in Soukenická street (Soukenická ulice) in New Town of Prague.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/9/2017 8:36:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMVEPY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

The birthplace of renowned Czech etcher of the 17th century Václav Hollar is located in the depicted Baroque house N° 1194 in Soukenická street (Soukenická ulice c.p. 1194) in New Town of Prague.

The red marble tablet on the wall bears following inscription in Czech:

Zde se narodil
slavný rytec ceský
Václav Hollar
r. 1607

Translation to English:

Here he was born
femous Czech etcher
Václav Hollar
y. 1607


Václav Hollar (13 July 1607 – 25 March 1677), was a Czech etcher from Kingdom of Bohemia, known in England as Wenceslaus or Wenceslas and in Germany as Wenzel Hollar. He was born in Prague, and died in London, being buried at St Margaret's Church, Westminster. [wiki]

Name of Famous Person: Václav Hollar / Wenceslaus Hollar

Physical Address: Soukenická ulice č.p. 1194, 110 00 Praha 1 - Nové Město

What is this person famous for?:
Václav Hollar was one of the best and most prolific artists of the 17th century. His work includes some 400 drawings and 3000 etchings. Hollar produced a variety of works; his plates number some 2740, and include views, portraits, ships, religious subjects, heraldic subjects, landscapes, and still life in many different forms. His architectural drawings, such as those of Antwerp and Strasbourg cathedrals, and his views of towns, are to scale, but are intended as pictures as well. He reproduced decorative works of other artists, as in the famous chalice after Mantegna's drawing. Collections of Hollar's work are kept in the British Museum, the print room at Windsor Castle, the British Museum in London, the Fisher Library at the University of Toronto, and the National Gallery in Prague. Hollar's oeuvre was first catalogued in 1745 (2nd ed. 1759) by George Vertue. The prints were subsequently catalogued in 1853 by Gustav Parthey and in 1982 by Richard Pennington. A new complete illustrated catalogue has been published in the New Hollstein German series. Much of his work is available online from the University of Toronto in their Wenceslaus Hollar digital collection. The Folger Shakespeare Library also holds some 2000 prints, drawings and other works by Hollar.


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Personal Experience:
Soukenická street is one of rare quiet and relativelly tourists-free streets of Prague Old Town, with several good restaurants, pubs, tatoo studios and barber shops.


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