Romańskie zabytki architektury sakralnej Inowrocławia i Strzelna w świetle fotografii Meydenlendera z 1887 roku.
ROMANESQUE MONUMENTS OF RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE IN STRZELNO AND INOWROCŁAW IN THE LIGHT OF MEYDENLENDER’S PHOTOGRAPHY OF 1887.
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II - Wydział Teologii
Keywords: Strzelno; Inowrocław; Meydenlender; romanesquae monuments
Summary/Abstract: The article concerns a collection of the nineteenth-century photography, which is located in the Iconographic Studio of the Special Collections Department in University Library of Poznań. These unique photos of 1887 were taken by Meydenlender. In addition, some of Meydenlender’s photo prints are in the collections of the Museum of the City of Poznań. The primary objective of the text was to present the collection of photographs depicting Romanesque architecture of Strzelno and Inowrocław. The photographs show the condition of the Church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Inowrocław, the Saint Cross’s Rotunda of Strzelno and the Church dedicated to St. Trinity and the Blessed Virgin Mary. They are also a valuable source in terms of conservation. In order to introduce a little-known collection of photographic material, the author examined a number of issues directly connected with them. The text touches upon the person of Meydenlender, as well as the issue of when and in what order the photographs of monuments in Strzelno and Inowrocław were taken. There is also information about what happened to the photographic material gathered in two collections. It was possible to determine that after being taken, the two sets of photographs were in different institutions and repeatedly changed their locations. One of the collections was in Berlin in 1906. However, it was impossible to determine what happened to the photographs right after they were taken. Both collections of photographic material were compared with each other. As a result the photographs were counted, and the photos whose authorship cannot be attributed to Meydenlender were selected from the collection of the Museum of the City of Poznań. The basis for further considerations are fifteen photos. Six of them showed the Church devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Inowrocław and the other nine the Saint Cross’s Rotunda of Strzelno, the Church dedicated to St. Trinity and the Blessed Virgin Mary, and other monastic buildings in Strzelno. Only some of the discussed photographs have been published so far, mainly those related to the church in Inowrocław. At the same time it was noted that usually when Meydenlender’s photos were published, the name of the author was not given as he was unknown, and the date of the photos was not given correctly. Photographs are not homogeneous, it is possible that two of them were taken at a different time than the others. The article also indicates the high conservation value of the photos which depict the monuments of Strzelno and Inowrocław before the renovation (respectively in 1892 and the years 1900 to 1902). It is worth mentioning that the two photographs of the Saint Cross’s Rotunda show the foundation tympanum destroyed in 1945, which was set in the outer wall of one of the buildings in 1887. The photos show the terrible condition of the monuments of Strzelno, as well as how their nineteenth-century appearance differed from Romanesque mass of the
- Issue Year: 2012
- Issue No: 98
- Page Range: 27-50
- Page Count: 24
- Language: Polish