Statues - Hither & Thither


Sort on:

Ignác František Platzer

Ignác František (Ignaz Franz) Platzer (Plzeň 1717 - Praha 1787), Czech sculptor. His workshop, active until the early 20th century, created hundreds of statues of St. John of Nepomuk. The standard statue "bends sideways at the waist, often to a depth that defies anatomical possibility. The upper body and head arch over the crucifix which raised to the shoulder height until the saint and his Savior seem almost to kiss" (Richard Burton, Prague: a cultural history, 2003, p. 30). (Wikipedia).

 

Photo Year Name Address Place
Hrob Svatého Jana Nepomuckého u katedrály Svatý Vita 1763 Hrob Svatého Jana Nepomuckého u katedrály Svatý Vita
(Tomb of Saint John of Nepomuk outside Saint Vitus Cathedral)
Hrad III. nádvoří
Praha (Czech Republic)