River Landscape, Paulus Willemsz. van Vianen, 1607
Paulus van Vianen had the uncanny ability to translate his own drawings of landscapes and city views into gossamer-thin chasing in silver. This relief is an anthology of drawings that the artist made in and around Prague. This plaquette is an exceptional work by Vianen: a rendering of daily reality, devoid of any reference to religion or mythology.