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Jan Matejko's House

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Jan Matejko's House

The village of Krzesławice was first mentioned in the 13th century. During its history it was in the hands of the Miechów Chapter of the Guardians of the Holy Sepulchre and of the University of Krakow. After the year 1788, it belonged to an eminent representative of the Polish Enlightenment, Hugo Kołłątaj, and after the year 1822, to the Kirchmayer merchant and banker family. In 1876, the new manor house erected by J. K Kirchmayer to replace the wooden one built at the time of Hugo Kołłataj, was purchased by the painter Jan Matejko, who renovated and expanded it by adding a summer studio and porch he designed himself. Since the year 1959, the manor has belonged to Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Sztuk Pięknych (Society of Friends of the Fine Arts) and has housed a reconstruction of Jan Matejko's living room and Hugo Kołłątaj's study. In front of the manor, a bronze bust of Matejko by Cz. Dźwigaj (1994). (from http://www.krakow.pl/en/turystyka/content.php?id=trasy/trasa_nowohucka/trasa.html)

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