List of all exhibits. Click on one of them to go to the exhibit page. The topics allow exhibits to be selected by their concept categories. On the right, you can choose the settings of the list view.
The list below shows links between exhibits in a non-standard way. The points denote the exhibits and the connecting lines are connections between them, according to the selected categories.
Enter the end dates in the windows in order to set the period you are interested in on the timeline.
- Author Karol Schweikart (1772–1855)
- Date of production 1769–1855
- Dimensions height: 73 cm, width: 59.5 cm
- ID no. M 63
- Availability in stock
- Object copyright Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Virtual Małopolska project
The portrait was based on the lithographic image of Franciszek Siarczyński (1758–1829) – a priest, historian, geographer, journalist, librarian and first director of the National Ossoliński Institute in Lviv.more
The portrait was based on the lithographic image of Franciszek Siarczyński (1758–1829) – a priest, historian, geographer, journalist, librarian and first director of the National Ossoliński Institute in Lviv. Siarczyński pursued his education at the Jesuit school in Rzeszów, and after the dissolution of the order, he joined the Piarist Order. He began his academic activity in Warsaw, where he was a lecturer and vice president at the Piarist Collegium Nobilium, and then at the Collegium Regium. He also took up journalism, foreign language translation, and was passionate about geography. He developed geographical dictionaries and publications on mineral resources found in Galicia, including rock salt (1788) and crude oil (1828).
He was also a parish priest in Jarosław, Kozienice, Łańcut and the cathedral canon of Warsaw and Przemyśl. From 1827 he managed the Library of the Ossoliński in Lviv, where he bequeathed, among others, an extremely rich and valuable documentation on the institution’s origins.
The author of the oil painting of Sierakowski is Karol Schweikart (1772–1855) – a painter, known above all for miniatures made on sheet metal and ivory. Schweikart was educated at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts; after his studies he settled in Lviv in 1802, and then in his own estate in Ryków near Złoczów [Ukr. Zlochiv]. Later he lived in Sambor and Tarnopol. He was very popular in Lviv circles, primarily as a portraitist – it is estimated that he left behind around two thousand portraits. The artist, aware of his impressive achievements, compiled his own register of paintings from 1795 – now unfortunately lost. He was valued for good technique and faithful, though sometimes slightly naive, representation of the model. Schweikart’s works, which can also be seen in the Portrait of Franciszek Siarczyński, stood out owing to their elegant, gentle colour schemes, attention to detail and accuracy of the drawing.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Poland License.