Jan • Matejko

Jan Matejko (June 24, 1838, Free City of Krakow; - November 1, 1893, Krakow) was a Polish painter known for paintings of notable historical Polish political and military events. His most famous works include oil on canvas paintings like Battle of Grunwald, paintings of numerous other battles and court scenes, and a gallery of Polish kings. Loved and venerated in Poland, he is counted among the most famous Polish painters.
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Jadwiga of Poland, by Jan Matejko (She became the King - not Queen - of Poland at the age of 13)

Saint Hedwig, Queen of Poland Born, Died, 17 July 1399 during child birth. Hedwig was the youngest daughter of King Louis I of Hungary. Because she was great-niece to King Casimir III of Poland, she became Queen of Poland

Polish Poet Jan Kochanowski over the dead body of his daughter Urszulka - Jan Matejko 1862.

Jan Kochanowski over the dead body of his daughter - Jan Matejko 1862

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.

King Boleslaw Chrobry Entering Kiev by Jan Matejko

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

Jan Matejko "Portrat of Zdzisław and Bolesława Wlodkow as children" 1862

Jan Matejko "Portrat of Zdzisław and Bolesława Wlodkow as children" 1862

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