Statuary of St. Anne - the fourth one on the right looking from the Old Town Bridge Tower
the fourth one on the right looking from the Old Town Bridge Tower
The sandstone statue was created by Matěj Václav Jäckel in 1707 and donated by Count Rudolf of Lisov, the lord of Nový Stránov and Vtelno (†1711). It is probably the most poetic statuary on the bridge. St. Anne is portrayed in the back-then popular image of “Herself Making a Third,“ i.e. in the company of her daughter the Virgin Mary and grandson Jesus Christ, who is in her arms and holds the earth with a cross. With her other arm, she embraces the Virgin Mary, who is devoutly looking up to St. Anne and is handing her a bouquet of roses; Mary is portrayed as a girl, which symbolizes her chastity. On the pedestal, there is the emblem of the donator and his wife. The original is in Gorlice at Vyšehrad; the copy on the bridge was made by V. Adamec and M. Pokorný in 1999.