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Tomb of Johann Wenzel Wratislaw con Mitrowits [series title: Entwurf einer historischen Architektur]
The monument erected by Feldmarschall and Governor of the Czech Kingdom, Leopold Anton Joseph Schlik (1663-1723) for his brother Johann Wenzel Wratislaw von Mitrowitz (c.1670-1712) the High Chancellor of Bohemia. Plate from the 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) by Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach, the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations. Among the allegorical figures populating the monument are Fama, flying on the left and Time with his sickle and hourglass. Inscribed at the bottom in two columns: 'Brahmahl. Ihrer Excell. Bafandt Craffen Johann Wenzel Bratis=/law von Mitrowiz,welches im Jahr 1714 in der kirchen / ben St. Jacob zu Brag durch Beranstaltung Seines S:Schwa= / gern Ihro Excell: Craffen Leopold Schlik, König: höhm: / Obristen Canzlern auff gerichtet worden ist. // Monument De feu Son, Excellence Le Comte Wratislaw de Mitro=/wiz, erigé dans l'Eglise de St. Jacques à Prague, l'an / 1714 par les soins de son Beau frere S:E: Monseigneur le / Comte Schlik Grand Chancelier de sa Majesté Imperia=/le et Catholique pour le Rojaume de Bohéme'. Signed on the bottom left: 'I: B: Fischers d'Erl: inv: et delin:' Above right: 'TA: XXI' Engraving on paper with broad margins; plate mark: 439 x 310 mm, total: 615 x 427 mm; tears and foxing along the margins; bottom left plate with some slight foxing.
      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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