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- Author Jacek Malczewski (1854–1929)
- Date of production 1874
- Place of creation School of Fine Arts in Kraków
- Dimensions height: 59.5 cm, width: 48.5 cm
- Author's designation signed in the right-hand bottom corner: “J. Malczewski”
- ID no. R 32
- Availability in stock
- Acquired date 1874, awarded student’s work
- Object copyright Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Virtual Małopolska project
Jacek Malczewski began systematic studies at the School of Fine Arts in Kraków in the middle of 1873. His first teachers were Władysław Łuszczkiewicz, a historical painter and a well-known art historian, and Feliks Szynalewski. His education was also overseen by Jan Matejko, to whom Malczewski was very attentive.more
Jacek Malczewski began systematic studies at the School of Fine Arts in Kraków in the middle of 1873. His first teachers were Władysław Łuszczkiewicz, a historical painter and a well-known art historian, and Feliks Szynalewski. His education was also overseen by Jan Matejko, to whom Malczewski was very attentive. He recalled the teachings of Łuszczkiewicz in March 1873 in a letter to a friend, Piotr Hubal Dobrzański: “he gives me anatomical drawings for copying from time to time (…). I attend all lectures diligently; at home I read about the life of Saint Francis in French, which I find absorbing (…) I believe that more and more moral resources must be gathered within ourselves...”. Malczewski also appreciated the role of the study of drawing. He wrote about it in a letter to his parents: “Drawing, dear Parents is the foundation, and a perfect drawing is a very rare, very difficult thing, demanding a lot of work”.
The result of his pursuit of drawing is a study showing Baroque stalls in the Corpus Christi Church in Kazimierz [a city district] in Kraków. On July 30, 1874, and thus at the end of the school year, Jacek Malczewski signed a receipt for 20 guilders which he had received from the management of the Society of Friends of Fine Arts as a prize for the “perspective rendition” of the stalls. Awarding the prize was confirmed by Jan Matejko and Florian Cynk.
-  J. Puciata-Pawłowska, Jacek Malczewski, Wrocław 1968, p. 17.
-  A. Heydel, Jacek Malczewski. Życie i dzieło, Kraków 1933, p. 55.
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