Ervin Count Nostitz-Rieneck

Josef Václav Myslbek

Josef Václav Myslbek - Ervin Count Nostitz-Rieneck
Ervin count Nostitz-Rieneck (1806-1872) was the fourth president of the Society of Patriotic Friends of the Arts in 1839-1864. He was a generous patron and a great collector of works of art and of books. He substantially enriched the collection of the National Museum and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. The bust was commissioned by Ervin count Nostitz Jn. - it was twice carved in marble by Raffaello Cellai in Florence. The socle is decorated with a laurel branch and the Nostitz coat of arms.
measurements: height 85 cm
width 28 cm
depth 29 cm
material: marble
inventory number: P 17
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism