PARLER, Peter
(b. 1330, Schwabisch-Gmünd, d. 1399, Prague)

Anna von Schweidnitz

1379-86
Limestone
St Vitus Cathedral, Prague

In the choir of Prague Cathedral, Peter Parler also introduced sculptured memorials to the living along with monuments to past leaders. His workshop produced a series of superb portrait busts that line the triforium of the choir. Here we find likenesses of the members of the imperial family, among them Anna von Schweidnitz, the third wife of Charles IV. Parler included among these busts his self-portrait, too.




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