St. Wenceslas Receives His Education in Tetín

Josef Hellich

Josef Hellich - St. Wenceslas Receives His Education in Tetín
Already in the oldest Czech St Wenceslas legend we read that princess Ludmila made her grandson Wenceslas study Slavonic books. Hellich chose as the setting for this scene the castle Tetín on the river Berounka, with a view of the Tetín church and of the surrounding country. The painting bears testimony to the influence of old Italian masters, above all of Raphael, whom Hellich studied in Rome, as well as to his interest in history, art history and archeology.
measurements: height 110 cm
width 127,5 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 9683
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism