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Image number
LBI6340765
Title
The Old New Synagogue in Prague, c.1831-72 (steel engraving)
Artist
Kanzler, Wilhelm (1816-98)
Location
Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History, NY, USA
Medium
steel engraving
Date
c. 1831 AD - 1872 AD (C19th AD)
Dimensions
22.9x20 cms
Description
Completed in 1270 in gothic style, the Old New Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in Europe. It is also linked to a number of legends, including those related to the Temple of Jerusalem and the Golem. During Nazi occupation, the synagogue was used as a house prayer and was left untouched, as the Nazis had planned to remodel and turn it into a museum.;Willhelm Kandler was a Czech (German Bohemian) painter and author. Painter Joseph von FuÃàhrich, a family friend and mentor, helped to enroll him at the Academy of Fine Art in Prague. He is best known for his religious, historical, and landscape paintings.;Josef RybicÃåka was a Czech engraver active in Prague. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, as well as in Vienna. His works predominantly depicted landscapes, cityscapes, and architectural landmarks.
Photo credit
© Leo Baeck Institute / Photo © Leo Baeck Institute / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ synagogues / Nineteenth Century / engravings / print / black and white

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