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Kraków in Kraków Powiat, Małopolska, Poland
 

Dom Jana Matejki / House of Jan Matejko

 
 
Dom Jana Matejki / House of Jan Matejko Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
1. Dom Jana Matejki / House of Jan Matejko Marker
Inscription. Kamienica wzniesiona w XVI w., gruntownie przebudowana w VXIII I XIX w., a w 1872 r. przez Jana Matusińskiego dla Jana Matejki, jednego z najwybitnieszych polskich malarzy. Fasadę projektował Tomasz Pryliński, adaptacja wnętrz — Zygmunt Hendel. Od 1898 r. muzeum.

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Erected in the 16th c. and thoroughly rebuilt in the 18th and 19th c.; in 1872 adapted by Jan Matusińiski for Jan Matejko, one of the finest Polish painters. Façade designed by Tomasz Pryliński, interior decoration by Zygmunt Hendel. Museum since 1898.
 
Location. 50° 3.837′ N, 19° 56.447′ E. Marker is in Kraków, Małopolska, in Kraków Powiat. Marker is on Floriańska just north of Świętego Marka, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Floriańska 41, Kraków, Małopolska 31-019, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Salon of Polish Painters (a few steps from this marker); Ludwik Teichmann (within shouting distance of this marker); Feliks Nowowiejski (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); One of the Oldest Breweries in Poland (about 120 meters away); Polski Komitet Olimpijski / The Polish Olympic Committee (about 120 meters away); Honoré de Balzac (about 120 meters away);

Dom Jana Matejki / House of Jan Matejko and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
2. Dom Jana Matejki / House of Jan Matejko and Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible high and to the left of the entrance.
Rafał Józef Czerwiakowski (about 150 meters away); Church of Sts. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kraków.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Jan Matejko House - National Museum in Krakow. (Submitted on June 19, 2018.)
2. Jan Matejko (Wikipedia). Jan Alojzy Matejko (also known as Jan Mateyko; June 24, 1838[nb 1] – November 1, 1893) was a Polish painter known for paintings of notable historical Polish political and military events. His works include large oil on canvas paintings like Rejtan (1866), Union of Lublin (1869) or Battle of Grunwald (1878), numerous portraits, a gallery of Polish kings, and murals in St. Mary's Basilica, Kraków. He is referred to as the most famous Polish painter or even the "national painter" of Poland." (Submitted on June 19, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Jan Matejko Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
3. Jan Matejko Plaque
Directly below the marker, mounted on the wall, is a plaque in English and Braille for Jan Matejko, reading, "Jan Matejko, 1838-1893, the most eminent representative of Polish historical painting".
Jan Matejko Self-Portrait image. Click for full size.
By Jan Matejko (image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons), 1892
4. Jan Matejko Self-Portrait
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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