Image: Stańczyk by Jan Matejko: The jester is depicted as the only person at a royal ball who is troubled by the news that the Russians have captured Smolensk.

Stańczyk during a Ball at the Court of Queen Bona after the Loss of Smolensk (Stańczyk) Jan Matejko. Oil on canvas, National Museum in Warsaw MP Stańczyk was the most famous court jester in Polish history.

Copernicus in the tower at Frombork - Jan Matejko

Jan Matejko-Astronomer Copernicus-Conversation with God Ян Матейко. Коперник - беседа с Богом

Battle of Grunwald (detail) - Jan Matejko

Zawisza Czarny in a detail of Jan Matejko's Battle of Grunwald. Zawisza was an early Fifteenth Century Polish Knight, considered a model of knightly virtue and renowned winner of many tournaments.

Lukasz Dobrzanski,   Jan Matejko

Reproduction with Oil painting effect of painting made by Matejko Jan - Lukasz Dobrzanski

Boleslaw Chrobry entering Kiev by Jan Matejko

Boleslaw Chrobry King of Poland (Lechistan) entering Kiev; by Jan Matejko

Judgement on Matejko - Jan Matejko

Reproduction with Oil painting effect of painting made by Matejko Jan - Judgement On Matejko

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