Church of St Lawrence by Václav Jansa - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 04.998 E 014° 23.777
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Church of St Lawrence by Václav Jansa
Waymark Code: WM189R4
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 06/24/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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The church was closed by a decree issued by Emperor Joseph II and re-consecrated in 1840. Since 1994, it has been on the lease to the Old Catholic Church. In 1995, it was elevated to a cathedral.

Inside the church there is a sculpture of Saint Lawrence by J. Lederer. The altarpiece depicts the martyrdom of St Lawrence and it is the work of Jean Claude Monnot. Three towers dominate the church, the two side towers are 24,5 metres tall while the centre tower with the cupola is 22.7 meeting tall.

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The author of this painting is Václav Jansa. You can find this painting in book 'Starou Prahou Václava Jansy' (visit link) .

Vaclav Jansa (October 22, 1859 Slatinice - June 29, 1913 Cernošice) (visit link) Czech landscape artist and illustrator, best known for these views, originally painted in water-colour.
Jansa was apprenticed to buyers, but later he devoted himself to his hobby of drawing and painting. Vaclav Jansa traveled a lot and took to painting landscapes. He painted mostly southern Bohemia and Giant Mountains. Since 1893 was redeveloped historic districts of Prague, Prague ghetto and parts of the Old and New Town. In this time Jansa painted cca 150 colored watercolors documenting disappearing part of the city.
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Artist: Václav Jansa

Date of Your Photograph: 06/06/2023

Medium of Painting: watercolour

Date of Painting: Not listed

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