Jan Matejko [20]

Jan Matejko (1838-1893)

Subject: Polish Painters of the Turn of 19th and 20th Centuries
Face value: 20 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Dimensions: 40x28 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 57000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: pad printing
Date of issue: 2002-12-11
Issue price: 72 pln
On the left side Jan Matejko's self-portrait, below an inscription: JAN MATEJKO / 1838-1893. On the right side a fragment of stylised sketch to Jan Matejko's picture "Stańczyk". In the right angle below a palette and three paintbrushes. On the palette the following paints: red, yellow, green and blue.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
Stylised image of Jan Matejko's picture "Stańczyk" ("Stańczyk during a ball at the queen Bona's court after having heard about the loss of Smoleńsk"). In the right angle below an image of the Eagle as the state Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Around the Eagle, an inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA and 20 zł. Under the left talon of the Eagle, the Mint mark: m/w.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Jan Matejko

"He was the one who showed in front of the baffled eyes of the Polish nation a phantom of its conscience, its suffering, dreams, glory, power, crime and collapse, the phantom so real, so wonderfully present which can not be annihilated by time" - these words characterise the meaning of Matejko's work. Pronounced many years ago by Stanisfaw Witkiewicz, have not become out of date so far.

Matejko was a painter who gained in his life the greatest distinctions. He was an honourable member of many artistic associations, he held a position as a member of the Academy of Abilities in Cracow, of the French Institute and the Art Academy in Berlin, he was honoris causa doctor of the Jagiellonian University, companion of the Honourable League. The emperor Francis Joseph ...

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