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Sibi, suisque et Patriae ornamento. Fundacje artystyczne Koniecpolskich w XV – XVII wieku
Sibi, suisque et Patriae ornamento. Artistic foundations of Koniecpolski family in the 15th-17th centuries

Author(s): Zbigniew Bania
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Architecture
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: sacral architecture; residences; fortifications; Koniecpolski; Baroque art; Polish art
Summary/Abstract: The subject of the book is a study of the artistic patronage, with emphasis on architectural investments, of the Koniecpolski family. Published studies of the magnate's patronage of old Poland were usually limited to selected individuals, such as Elżbieta Sieniawska or Jan Klemens Branicki, or to members of one generation of the magnates, such as the Pacas family in the 17th century or the Radziwiłłs in the 18th century. The activities of the representatives of the Koniecpolski family are presented, with an extensive presentation of the undertakings of their most prominent figures at the time: Przedbor and Jan Koniecpolski, Chancellor of the Polish Kingdom in the mid-15th century. The history of the family in the sixteenth century provides an introduction to a discussion of the patronage of Anna Koniecpolska and, above all, the numerous undertakings, both in Central Poland and in the Borderlands, of the most eminent representative of the family in the seventeenth century, Grand Crown Hetman Stanisław Koniecpolski. The book ends by presenting the artistic realisations of the last representatives of the family, whose history is closed by the death of Jan Aleksander Koniecpolski in 1719. The artistic foundations discussed in the book have been subjected to a detailed formal analysis, and the history of these undertakings has been presented in the context of the political, social and economic changes in the Kingdom of Poland and the Polish Nobility from the early fifteenth to the late seventeenth century.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8220-579-4
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8220-578-7
  • Page Count: 240
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish