Cathedral of Saint Barbara, Kutná Hora / 1932

Vondrous, Jan
Early 20th Century


Pencil signed: J. C. Vondrous imp 1932

Warm black ink on deep ivory paper

Image size: 4 1/2″ x 6 3/8″

Sheet size: 12 3/8″ x 8 3/8″

Condition: small tape stains at top of text side of sheet , print side of sheet verygood

Out of stock


This small gem was produced as a New Year’s gift from Czechoslovak officials. It folded in the middle with etching on right, and text on left. Now, the two pages are separate.

The French text translates, roughly:

The Ministry of Post and Telegraph of Czechoslovak and officials pray you would accept their best wishes for the New Year

Kutna Hora , one of the oldest Czech towns, once was renown for its silver mines… Many important days in Czech history have passed in this city. Among its monuments, the Church of St. Barbara is an admired example of Gothic architecture.

Born in Czechoslovakia, Jan Vondrous (yahn von-drōs, 1884-1956) is best known for his work as an architectural etcher.