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- Object: Johann Huss / Pater Coelestin / Hieronimus von Prag
Wax figures of three Bohemian clerics on an exhibition poster related to an exhibition in the council chamber of Konstanz; full length figures standing on a platform, wearing clerical robes, gesturing with their hands: at left Jan Hus, directed to right, with head turned in profile to face Pater Coelestin, pointing at logs arranged at his feet between him and Jerome of Prague; border of four lines.
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Height: 285 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 387 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- See a similar print, made by B Eschbacher, in the collection of the Deutsches Historisches Museum http://www.dhm.de/datenbank/dhm.php?seite=5&fld_0=GR105615
Guido Huster (email Jan 2021): 'It is a representation of the life-size wax figures that were exhibited in the council chamber in Constance (Konstanz) in the 1840s. The exhibition is described in J. B. Salfinger's 'Rundschau in kirchlichenLebensgebieten Deutschland's....', (1846), p. 72ff'. Hus and a group of his followers were invited to attend the Council of Constance (1414-18) with Sigmund of Hungary's promise of safe conduct, but were tried as heretics in 1415 and executed. Hus was burnt at the stake in July.
There is a slightly later copy of this print with the addess of Franz Hanfstaengl (1804-1877), printed (and published), Munich, c.1850.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Council of Constance
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