68
68
Oldrich Blazicek
THE ALTNEUSCHUL, PRAGUE
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 104,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
68
Oldrich Blazicek
THE ALTNEUSCHUL, PRAGUE
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 104,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Judaica

|
New York

Oldrich Blazicek
1887 - 1953
THE ALTNEUSCHUL, PRAGUE
signed O. Blazicek and dated 1913 (lower left)
oil on panel
39 3/8 by 29 1/2 in.
100 by 75 cm.
Painted in 1913.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Catalogue Note

The present lot is a rare example of a synagogue painted by the Czech artist Oldrich Blazicek, who is known primarily as a painter of landscape and church interiors. Blazicek was born in 1887 in Slavkovice and eventually moved to Prague. 

One of the earliest Gothic structures in Prague, the Alteneuschul, built in 1270, is the oldest surviving synagogue in Europe. A monument to the vitality of Bohemian Jewish life, it survived the vagaries of the community's history, fires, the late 19th century razing of the ghetto and the Nazi occupation, to continue serving it until the present day.

Important Judaica

|
New York