Caroline Maschek

1857 - 19381 artwork

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Caroline Maschek is said to have been born in Prague, 1857. With this in mind, her name probably Germanized from the Czech Karolina Masek. She is most famous for her drawings of orchids held by Baron Theodor Karel Josef Hruby z Gelenj (1826-1914) at Petschkau (Pecky) castle in Bohemia (Cervené Pecky, east of Prague), as she is thought to have prepared some 300 of them. A great part of the... Read moreCaroline Maschek is said to have been born in Prague, 1857. With this in mind, her name probably Germanized from the Czech Karolina Masek. She is most famous for her drawings of orchids held by Baron Theodor Karel Josef Hruby z Gelenj (1826-1914) at Petschkau (Pecky) castle in Bohemia (Cervené Pecky, east of Prague), as she is thought to have prepared some 300 of them.

A great part of the survived drawings is now being kept at the Imperial palace Schloss Schönbrunn in Vienna, which apparently acquired them in 1916. Maschek passed away in 1938.

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