Madonna and the Child

Transfiguration of Jesus parish in Maków Podhalański
Detailed dimensions
Height without frame – 135 cm
Width without frame – 92,5 cm
Catalogue note author
Maria Działo


The painting is a casual reproduction of the Madonna of Częstochowa. It does not however feature the characteristic face scars, and the colors of the painting are also different. During one of numerous conservation works, the date of 1590 was revealed, presumably indicating the year, in which the painting was created. It was not until 1745 that father Michał Karliński wrote a letter to the Cracovian ordinary to ask for permission to transfer the Virgin Mary painting from the old church of Saint Clement to the new temple. In response, the Cracow curia sent a decree, in which the painting was referred to as being "famous for its grace" and recommended that it be transferred in a celebrative manner.

How to cite?

Maria Działo, "Madonna and the Child", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2022, source:

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