Epitaph plaque of Alojzy Rafał Estreicher

Catalogue note author
Józef Skrabski


An epitaph characterised by simple forms (originating from Ancient history), widely used in Classicism and Romanticism. The lower part with the niche evokes solutions popular among Cracovian stonemasons with a semi-circular cut-out niche for the urn (Rybiński's tombstone in Włocławek, 1824). The upper part, however, imitates simple, antique stelas with acroterions, which were simplified in this work to stepped-shaped frames. Edward Stehlik, the author of the epitaph plaque, and one of the greatest Cracovian stonemasons in the 19th century, willingly introduced antique motifs to his works.

How to cite?

Józef Skrabski, "Epitaph plaque of Alojzy Rafał Estreicher", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2024, source:  https://sdm.upjp2.edu.pl/en/works/epitaph-plaque-of-alojzy-rafal-estreicher

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