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- Author Martin and George from Cluj
- Date of production 19th century, the original: 1373
- Dimensions height: 196 cm
- ID no. Rz 122
- Availability Main building of Kraków Academy of Fine Arts
- Object copyright Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Virtual Małopolska project
The bronze original is located in the National Gallery in Prague. Once, it was in the third courtyard of the Prague Castle, where a bronze copy is now located. The original was probably created in 1373 and was funded by the Bohemian King and Roman Emperor Charles IV of Luxembourg, who was at the peak of his power at the time.more
The bronze original is located in the National Gallery in Prague. Once, it was in the third courtyard of the Prague Castle, where a bronze copy is now located. The original was probably created in 1373 and was funded by the Bohemian King and Roman Emperor Charles IV of Luxembourg, who was at the peak of his power at the time. One could learn about the time of creation of this piece from the shield of St. George, which existed until 1749 and did not survive to the present. The inscription, written in 1677 by Bohuslav Balbín, read: “AD MCCCLXXIII hoc opus imaginis S. Georgia per Martinum et Georgium de Clussenberch conflatum est”, meaning: “In the year of our Lord 1373, this is a representation of St. George by Martin and George from Cluj”. Balbín’s account of the inscription is probably true, because the sculptors noted in the inscription are recorded in sources, and, in the 3rd quarter of the 14th century Cluj,was, in fact, an important founding centre.
Elaborated by Adam Spodaryk (Editorial team of Małopolska’s Virtual Museums),
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