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František Jakub Prokyš

(1713 - 1791) Painter

Summer Manor Bellarie in Castle Gardens  in Český Krumlov, painted decorations - František Jakub Prokyš, second half of 18th century, detail of wall decorations on the lower floor, allegory of free arts - music A Czech painter of late Baroque - Rococo, originally subject to the Martinic family on the Prunéř estates, he was recommended by them to the religious order of Saint Augustine in Třeboň and to prince Josef Adam zu Schwarzenberg to do paintings. Prince Schwarzenberg released him from servitude, and F.J. Prokyš first became an independent wealthy citizen in Třeboň and later on, in the 1760\'s, he became a wealthy citizen in České Budějovice where he was a member of a painters´ guild. Prokyš´ main clients were the Schwarzenbergs and church dignitaries such as P. Franz Kfeller (1726 - 1799) who served in the office of the influential Český Krumlov prelate from 1762, abbot Bohumír Bylanský in the Zlatá Koruna monastery and many others. This is why we meet the works of František Jakub Prokyš so often in the Český Krumlov district.




.. Summer Manor Bellarie in Český Krumlov Castle Gardens, hall on first floor - overview, painted decorations - František Jakub Prokyš, second half of 18th century


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Summer Manor Bellarie in Český Krumlov Castle Gardens, painted decorations - František Jakub Prokyš, second half of 18th century, detail of wall decorations on the lower floor, cavalier in gardens with pineapple Summer Manor Bellarie in Český Krumlov Castle Gardens, painted decorations - František Jakub Prokyš, second half of 18th century, detail of wall decoration on lower floor, cavalier in gardens

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