Holy Cards

Prague Devotional Prints of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Price: 260 Kč

Holy cards represent a special source of knowledge of the religious life in Bohemia. Small devotional prints not only provide an insight into the gradual changes of religious ideas of the faithful population but also capture the changes of artistic styles from the High Baroque to Late Classicism and Biedermeier periods. The publication informs the reader about small devotional objects in Prague during the Baroque era as known from devotional prints. It describes the holy card production and printing in Prague during the first half of the 19th century and their censorship. It also lists the individuals who influenced the holy card production and trading.

TitleHoly Cards: Prague Devotional Prints of the 18th and 19th Centuries 
Author/AuthorsJiří Lukas, Petr Píša, Michael Wögerbauer
Publication date2017
PublisherThe City of Prague Museum
ISBN 978-80-87828-32-8
Our codePU 189
LanguageCzech, English appendix
Weight1,5 kg
Dimensions330 x 245 mm