Collection

Three Angels with Tobias

Jacek Malczewski

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  • Three Angels with Tobias 3
Basic information
ID
Ж-457
Author
Jacek Malczewski
Name
Three Angels with Tobias
Date of creation
1906
Country
Poland
Technique
oil painting
Material
cardboard
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
32.2 x 24.4
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
The road is depicted in a wheat field with village huts in the distance; four figures depicted from the back walk on it. These are three archangels with wings and their attributes, namely Raphael with a staff, Michael with a sword, and Gabriel with a branch of white flowers. Archangel Raphael holds the hand of a boy (Tobias) carrying a fish.
Inscriptions
At the top right there is an author's inscription and date "J. Malczewski 1906".