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Wawel Royal Castle
State Art Collection

31-001 Kraków, Wawel 5

Switchboard:
(+48 12) 422-51-55, 422-61-21
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Tourist Information:
(+48 12) 422 51 55
ext. 219
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(+48 12)
422 16 97
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Graphic art

In a small collection of Polish and western European graphic art from the 15th to the 20th c. (c. 1500 items) there are some outstanding suites: views of Wawel, Kraków and other Polish towns, representations of Polish kings and royal family members, and etchings by the well-known Italian copperplate engraver, Giovanni Battista Piranesi. There are also several historic maps.
Zoom in - A VIEW OF KRAKÓW FROM THE NORTH WEST
A VIEW OF KRAKÓW FROM THE NORTH WEST
A VIEW OF KRAKÓW FROM THE NORTH WEST. From the Theatri praecipuarum... published by Georg Braun and Abraham Hoghenberg, Cologne 1618. Watercolour and gouache copperplate engraving. It recreates a panorama of Kraków from the years 1603-1605, together with the adjacent towns (now districts of Kraków): Kazimierz and Kleparz. It is one of the oldest and most complete views of Kraków, and of high artistic value; a valuable source of information for research on development of building in Kraków in the early 17th c.
Zoom in - A VIEW OF WAWEL CASTLE’S ARCADED COURTYARD
A VIEW OF WAWEL CASTLE’S ARCADED COURTYARD
A VIEW OF WAWEL CASTLE’S ARCADED COURTYARD. Poland, Kraków, Leon Wyczółkowski (1852-1936), 1916. Watercolour lithograph on paper. One of the artist’s numerous works on this topic. It presents an eastern wing of the arcades, visible from underneath the entrance gate arch.
Zoom in - PORTRAIT OF KING LADISLAUS IV
PORTRAIT OF KING LADISLAUS IV
PORTRAIT OF KING LADISLAUS IV. Germany, Augsburg, drawing by Mathaus Gundelach (1566-1653), engraver Lucas Kilian (1579-1637), 1625. Copperplate engraving. A representation of the king in a rich frame with the Polish, Swedish and the Vasa coats of arms and explanatory inscriptions.
Zoom in - TRAJAN’S TRIUMPHAL ARCH IN BENEVENTO
TRAJAN’S TRIUMPHAL ARCH IN BENEVENTO
TRAJAN’S TRIUMPHAL ARCH IN BENEVENTO. Italy, Rome, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), 2nd half of the 18th c. Etching. This view of a historic monument in a town in Campania is part of the impressive legacy left by the artist, a unique master in the presentation of antique ruins.
Agnieszka Janczyk, Kazimierz Kuczman
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