The City of Prague Museum

Prague 1606

Prague 1606

House at the Golden Ring

from 22. 5. 2019

In 1606 the prominent graphic artist and publisher, Aegidius Sadeler, portrayed the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia to show it to the city and the world. Philip van den Bossche turned it into a drawing after which Johann Wechter produced a copperplate.

In 2019, we introduce a nine-metre animation that provides a view of life in Prague during the rule of Rudolf II. A new Sadeler Prospect is the outcome of joint efforts of historians and modern technology specialists – it is an image of the city swarming with people with joys and worries, an image of Prague of the Rudolfine era.

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