Collection

Sketches of Figures

Jacek Malczewski

  • Sketches of Figures 2
  • Sketches of Figures 3
Basic information
ID
Г-V-1373
Author
Jacek Malczewski
Name
Sketches of Figures
Country
Poland
Technique
drawing
Material
paper Indian ink pencil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
24.7 x 33.3
Information about author
Author
Jacek Malczewski
Artist's lifetime
1854–1929
Biography
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
Nine sketches are presented on a sheet. At the top left there is a bust-length image of a person depicted in profile. The far right sketch shows a kneeling figure, which rests his or her elbows on a rectangular plane. Other sketches are indistinct human figures and heads. On the reverse side of the work, there are five more sketches depicting children.
Inscriptions
On the reverse side of the painting there is an inscription: "Potwierdzam autentyczność /Wlastimil Hofman/Ze spuścizny Mojego Męża Jacka Malczewskiego/Maria Malczewska"