Lobkowicz Collections Spotlight

Wandering with Carl Robert Croll (1800–1863)

Mgr. Veronika Červená, Assistent of Curator of the Lobkowicz Collections 
April 17, 2023, from 13:00
Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle, Music Room (1st floor)

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the purchase of Nelahozeves Castle by Polyxena of Lobkowicz (1566–1642), we also pay tribute to the German painter Carl Robert Croll, whose canvases depicting this Renaissance castle are preserved in the Lobkowicz Collections. Most of Croll’s life was connected with Northern Bohemia. As a young man he moved to the famous spa town Teplice. Many important personalities were among the spa town guests, and it was thanks to them that his popularity as a renowned painter rose. However, Croll’s most beautiful works come from the period between 1838–1842, when he was in the service of his peer Ferdinand Josef, 8th Prince Lobkowicz (1797–1868). His paintings of the Lobkowicz residences offer a valuable testimony of their appearance during this time.

With the next episode of the Spotlights series, we cordially invite you on a journey from Dresden to Teplice, Nelahozeves, and the landscape of Northern Bohemia, all of them inexhaustible sources of inspiration for Croll.

Please note that this Spotlights talk will be held in Czech.

Carl Robert Croll (1800–1863), Nelahozeves Castle, 1841, oil on canvas, Lobkowicz Palace, Prague Castle, Lobkowicz Collections
Free for members of the Lobkowicz Collections. Visitors can attend the Spotlight
with a Lobkowicz Palace Museum ticket.