A Book as a Gift for Ferdinand I of Habsburg. An Unknown Bohemical Manuscript from the Collections of the Austrian National Library in Vienna

Historie - Otázky - Problémy. 2015;7(2):236-246


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Journal Title: Historie - Otázky - Problémy

ISSN: 1804-1132 (Print); 2336-6672 (Online)

Publisher: Univerzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History of Central Europe

Country of publisher: Czech Republic

Language of fulltext: Czech, English

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Martina Šárovcová (Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 22 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This paper deals with an unknown Bohemical illuminated manuscript from the Austrian National Library in Vienna, which dates back to 1557 and which was dedicated to Ferdinand I of Habsburg (Cod. 11704). The illuminations of the manuscript were commissioned in Prague and they could be connected with a Prague Old Town guild painter Fabián Puléř. The commission of the painting completes the existing image of the relation between the court cultural circle, Catholic representatives of the Church and the Prague community of guild painters in the mid-16th century