A View of Trosky

Hugo Ullik

Hugo Ullik - A View of Trosky
In his choice of landscape motifs Ullik was often influenced by patriotic Romanticism. On several occasions he painted the ruins of castle Trosky in the region Český ráj (Czech paradise): this Gothic castle was built in the second half of the 14th century (first mention in 1397) on a high basalt rock. Its two donjons, Panna (virgin) and Baba (old hag), were in their time unique technical achievements. In the 17th century the castle was abandoned; as late as 1840 an observation terrace was built (Panna), one of the first signs of the growing interest in historic and natural monuments.
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measurements: height 55 cm
width 76 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
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inventory number: O 10176
gallery collection: Collection of the 19th Century Art