Reproduction of Matejko's painting on the Main Square

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From the beginning of September, one can admire the reproduction of the painting by a famous Polish painter Jan Matejko. The title of the painting is "Sobieski at Vienna".

John III Sobieski was the king of Poland (1674-96) and the Commander in Chief of the Polish army. When a Turkish army approached Vienna in 1683, he rushed there with troops, took command of the entire relief force, and achieved a brilliant victory, briefly restoring the kingdom of Poland-Lithuania to greatness for the last time.

Jan Matejko (born in Krakow in 1838, died 1893) was the greatest Polish painter of historical and battle scenes.



04.09.2008