Along with Joseph Myslbeck, Jan Stursa is regarded as the foremost Czech sculptor of his generation. For his obituary, The Studio magazine noted that 'he expressed in the purest form the type of Czech who is sensual, coarse in his instincts, of extraordinary musical talents, melancholy and then again blazing up all of a sudden...'; in his work was celebrated 'the passionate longing for the rendering of individual and transitory life that lasts but a moment'.
The Studio, vol. XCIV, no. 412, July 1927, pp. 58-61; Jan Stursa, Dilo, Prague, 1926; P. Wittlich, Sculpture of the Czech Art Nouveau, Prague, 2001, pp. 351-385