St. Virgin and Child with Saint Anne

Catalogue note author
Józef Skrabski


A painting for the high altar in the St. Anne's Church was created by Jerzy Eleuter Szymonowic Siemiginowski, most probably around 1701 (at that time he received part of the remuneration). The painter was inspired by the work of the Italian artist Carlo Maratta at the Santa Maria's Church in Valicella in Rome. The Cracovian painting is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding works in Polish painting and one of the best among Siemiginowski's works, an award winner at the Academy of St. Luke in Rome. It is distinguished by an individual approach to the subject, an in-depth psychological expression of the character, sophisticated colour scheme, strong chiaroscuro and a naturalistic approach to still life.

How to cite?

Józef Skrabski, "St. Virgin and Child with Saint Anne", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2023, source:

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