- type of object: painting
- date: 1922
- inventory No.: R-189
- image licensed under: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Kopczyński’s watercolour depicts the Zachęta building in winter scenery.
In the square in front of the building, a crowd of people can be seen,
we also observe intense traffic. Although nearly a hundred years have
passed since the work was created, one can easily recognize the façade
of the palace of the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, and
behind it the monumental dome of the Holy Trinity Church. However, this
part of the city looked different then than today and it also had a different
character. In the left part of the watercolour you can recognise a part of
the Kronenberg Palace demolished after World War II, and on the right also
a building in Królewska Street that does not exist any more. This part of the
Warsaw in Kopczyński’s ‘interwar’ depiction seems to be busier than today,
and Małachowski Square itself has a much more urban character.