Jan Matejko [2]

Jan Matejko (1838-1893)

Subject: Polish Painters of the Turn of 19th and 20th Centuries
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 700000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2002-12-11
Issue price: 2 pln
Jan Matejko's self-portrait, higher up, on the left side StaÄczyk from the painting "Hołd pruski" ("The ceremony of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order swearing allegiance to King Sigismund the Old of Poland"). Above in a rim an inscription: JAN MATEJKO, below in a rim dates: 1838-1893.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
An image of the Eagle as the state Emblem of the Republic of Poland, on the left side a palette and two paintbrushes. Below an inscription: 2 ZŁ, at the top in a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA 2002. 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 Pronounced many years ago by Stanisfaw Witkiewicz, have not become out of date so far.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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