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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 0000.99.407
Object Name Print
Description "Receiving the Proposal of King Ladislaus," 1881, photogravure by Goupil & Company after a painting by Václav Brožík.
Signed in plate, lower right: Vaclav Brozik Paris
Below image, left (printed): Brozik Pinxit
Below image, center (printed): Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1881 by Fishel, Adler & Co. at the office of the Librarian of Congress / RECEIVING THE PROPOSAL OF KING LADISLAUS
Below image, right (printed): Photogravure Goupil & Cie

This print was made after Brozik's colossal history painting, "The Embassy of Ladislas, King of Bohemia and Hungary, to the Court of Charles VII, King of France, in 1457, to ask for the hand of his Daughter," 1878. Brozik, then a poor and unknown artist, painted his masterpiece in order to garner attention from the Academy at the 1878 Paris Salon, and it was a great success. The painting was highly praised by critics and awarded a second-class medal, and it was also purchased after the exhibition for twelve thousand francs, a tremendous sum for the financially struggling Brozik. His award at the Salon and his introduction to wealthy Paris art patrons allowed Brozik to have a highly successful career as a history painter and portraitist.
Title Receiving the Proposal of King Ladislaus
Date 1881
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Brozik, Vaclav
Role of Creator 2 Publisher
Creator 2 Goupil & Cie
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique photogravure
Dimensions H-19.5 W-30 inches
Place of Origin Europe/France/Paris
Subjects King Ladislas
Charles VII