ALICE MASARYKOVÁ: PATRON OF THE ARTS AT THE PRAGUE CASTLE


Markéta Ježková, Jitka Šosová


The study explores the extent of Alice Masaryk's patronage in the following aspects: 1) art pieces donated by Alice to the Prague Castle collection, 2) Alice Masaryková’s cooperation with architect Josip Plečnik on the reconstruction of the Presidential Suite in Prague Castle and finally, 3) her participation in the creation of the presidential collection of Fine Arts for the Prague Castle. Based on new archival findings, it further specifies the mechanism of Alice Masaryková's involment in the three discussed.