Two Figure Compositions (a sketch)

Jacek Malczewski

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Basic information
Jacek Malczewski
Two Figure Compositions (a sketch)
pencil Indian ink pen paper
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
43.7 x 60
Information about author
Jacek Malczewski
Artist's lifetime
Jacek Malczewski (July 14, 1854, Radom, Kingdom of Poland, Russian Empire – October 8, 1929, Krakow, Republic of Poland) was an outstanding artist and one of the most prominent representatives of Polish Symbolism. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Krakow, where his teacher was Jan Matejko. The artist participated in an archeological expedition to Pamphylia, Pisidia, and Greece, which was organized by Count Karol Lanckoronski. He also visited Munich and Italy. Jacek Malczewski was one of the founders of the art union "Sztuka" ("Art"). The artist's creative heritage includes landscapes and portraiture, symbolic compositions, interpretations of religious themes, and numerous self-portraits in various images.
Object description
There are a number of fragmentary images made with pen and in Indian ink at the top of the sheet; images at the bottom are made in pencil. At the top left, the image is indistinct; there is a clearly outlined figure of a woman turned three quarters to the right, who sits and holds her hands in front of her. Below there is a sketch of a horse's head, and there is a frontal image of a man with his head tilted to the right. Next to the man there are sketches of female figures sitting in various poses. At the top right there is a fragmentary image of a group of five people.
At the bottom left of the painting there is an inscription "Ze spuścizny Mojego Męża Jacka Malczewskiego/Maria Malczewska/ Potwierdzam autentyczność /Wlastimil Hofman"