Sculpture on West Front, St Vitus Cathedral in the Hrad, Prague, Czech Republic, by Joseph Mocker (1835-1899)
Sculpture on West Front,St Vitus Cathdral, Prague

Sculpture on West Front, St Vitus Cathedral in the Hrad [Larger image of sculpture]. Prague, Czech Republic. Cathedral dates fron eleventh century onward; West front (1885-1904), designed by Joseph Mocker (1835-1899). After Joseph Mocker died, another architect, Kamil Hilbert, continued his design for the West Front, and work went on well into the twentieth century. The sculptor Vojtech Sucharda worked on the carving in the 1920s, and the rose window was designed by Frontisek Kysela in 1925-27.

Photograph by George P. Landow. Caption by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

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Sisa, Jozsef. "Neo-Gothic Architecture and Restoration of Historic Buildings in Central Europe: Friedrich Schmidt and His School." The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Vol. 61, no. 2 (June 2002): 170-187.

"St Vitus Cathedral." Wikipedia. Viewed 6 November 2008.


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