Szymon Starowolski and Charles Gustav in front of the Grave of Wladyslaw Lokietek
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The artist's graduation work, for which he received a scholarship to study in Munich. It depicts a scene from the history of Poland, which took place on 19 December 1655 during the so-called "Swedish Deluge". The Swedish king, Karl X Gustav, having conquered Kraków, arrived at Wawel, where he accompanied by the Kraków canon, Szymon Starowolski, was inspecting the cathedral. They stopped at the tomb of Lokietek, where the canon recounts that Lokietek was driven out of Poland three times, but managed to return. The Swedish king said that exiled Kazimierz will not return. Starowolski's answer to this was: "Deus immutabilis, fortuna variabilis" (God is constant and fortune is mutable). These words are carved on the wall next to the sarcophagus.