The portrait depicts Władysław Bączyński, the first parish priest in Kasinka Mała, acting from 1 August 1911 to 7 September 1940. The parish priest was not only a shepherd of souls but, above all, a builder of the church and rectory. Works that were carried out at construction yards were nearly finished already in 1913. The priest, who did a lot for the parish, died on 7 September 1940 at the age of 65. Thus, the painting is a posthumous portrait that was made to commemorate the service of the first parish priest. The author of the portrait is Stanisław Ciężadlik, an artist from Mszana Dolna, who made also a range of other works in Kasinka Mała, e.g. designs of altars, a baptismal font, Stations of the Cross and confessionals as well as another portrait depicting father Andrzej Braś.
Maria Działo, "The painting of Father Władysław Bączyński", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2023, source: https://sdm.upjp2.edu.pl/en/works/the-painting-of-father-wladyslaw-baczynski