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Article ID EUT4471




View shows Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic.


ca. 1830


Eduard (1801-1841)

Eduard Gurk (1801- 1841 ) was an Austrian landscape painter and printmaker, who worked for the Habsburg Court under the Emperors Francis I and Ferdinand I. He was especially well known as a watercolorist.

Historical Description

Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperorand King of Bohemia, founded the city in 1370. It is historically famous for its hot springs. Around 1350, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor organized an expedition into the forests surrounding modern-day Karlovy Vary during a stay in Loket. On the site of a spring, he established a spa called the Horké Lázně u Lokte(Hot Spas at Loket). The location was subsequently named in German "Carlsbad" after him once he had acclaimed the healing power of the hot springs, at least according to legend. Charles IV granted the town privileges on 14 August 1370. Earlier settlements can be also found in the outskirts of today's town. An important political event took place in the town in 1819, with the issuing of the Carlsbad Decrees following a conference there. Initiated by the Austrian Minister of State Klemens von Metternich, the decrees were intended to implement anti-liberal censorship within the German Confederation.

Place of Publication Vienna
Dimensions (cm)25,5 x 33 cm
ConditionFold in the centerfold
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print- Aquatinta


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