Čapek villa yields trove of original sketches, drawings and handwritten documents

12-12-2014

Specialists have been conducting an extensive inventory of items at a villa in Prague 10 which was once owned by writer Karel Čapek and his brother Josef. Included on the list, is a trove of original sketches, drawings and handwritten letters found in a secret safe, reported just this week.

Josef and Karel Čapek, photo: Public DomainJosef and Karel Čapek, photo: Public Domain I spoke to Hasan Zahirović, an expert on Čapek’s work who is taking part in the project, about the documents as well as his own fascination with the author of War with the Newts.