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Kraków in Kraków Powiat, Małopolska, Poland
 

Wit Stwosz

 
 
Wit Stwosz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
1. Wit Stwosz Marker
Inscription.  
W domu tym
w latach 1478-1492
mieskał
Wit
Stwosz

twórca ołtarza
mariackiego
wielki rzeźbiarz
Krakowa
i Norymbergi

(English translation:)

In this house during the years 1478-1492 lived Wit Stwosz (or Veit Stoss), creator of the Marian altarpiece, and great sculptor of Krakow and Nuremberg.

 
Location. 50° 3.481′ N, 19° 56.275′ E. Marker is in Kraków, Małopolska, in Kraków Powiat. Marker is on ul. Grodzka just south of Poselska, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grodzka 39, Kraków, Małopolska 31-001, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zdzisław Jachimecki (within shouting distance of this marker); Studencki Komitet Solidarności / Student Committee of Solidarity (within shouting distance of this marker); Collegium Broscianum (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Helena Modjeska

Wit Stwosz Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
2. Wit Stwosz Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here just to the left of the entryway.
(about 120 meters away); Brigadier Generals Smorawiński and Mond War Memorial (about 150 meters away); Michał Stachowicz (about 150 meters away); Władysław Orkan (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Andrzej Badurski (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kraków.
 
Also see . . .
1. Veit Stoss (Wikipedia). Veit Stoss (also: Veit Stoß; Polish: Wit Stwosz; before 1450 – about 20 September 1533) was a leading German sculptor, mostly in wood, whose career covered the transition between the late Gothic and the Northern Renaissance. His style emphasized pathos and emotion, helped by his virtuoso carving of billowing drapery; it has been called "late Gothic Baroque". He had a large workshop and in addition to his own works there are a number by pupils. He is best known for the altarpiece in St. Mary's Basilica in Kraków, Poland. (Submitted on June 7, 2018.) 

2. Veit Stoss altarpiece in Kraków (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 7, 2018.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
<i>Altar of Veit Stoss, St. Mary's Church, Krakow</i> image. Click for full size.
By Robert Breuer (via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license), October 6, 2006
3. Altar of Veit Stoss, St. Mary's Church, Krakow
The Altarpiece by Veit Stoss in Kraków (Polish: Ołtarz Wita Stwosza, German: Krakauer Hochaltar), also St. Mary's Altar (Ołtarz Mariacki), is the largest Gothic altarpiece in the world and a national treasure of Poland. It is located behind the High altar of St. Mary's Basilica, Kraków. The altarpiece was carved between 1477 and 1484 by the German sculptor Veit Stoss (known in Polish as Wit Stwosz) who moved to the city at around that time and lived there for the next 20 years.... - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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