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2007 | 69 | 3-4 | 189-202
Article title

SWEDISH RETINUE OF POLISH RULERS, OR TOMASZ TRETER 'REDIVIVUS'

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PL
Abstracts
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In the Ancient Prints sections of the Public Library and the National Library in Warsaw are to be found copies of a little recognised Swedish publication titled 'Polska Kongars Saga Och Skald', published in Stockholm in 1736 and dedicated to Queen Ulrika Eleonora, sister of Charles XII. This was a Swedish version of a work by Augustyn Koludzki, 'Ancestral Throne or the Palace of Eternity', which, published in Poznan (1707, 1727) and Suprasl (1723), contained fifty likenesses of Polish princes and monarchs (mythologised as well as historical), reproduced from copperplates in two contrasting styles that clearly relate to two groups. Its publication provokes a number of questions, the most important of which concern the identity of the initiator behind the Swedish edition of Koludzki's album (almost certainly king Stanislaus Leszczynski). Equally revealing is the dedication to Ulrika Eleonora, from whom Leszczynski on numerous occasions sought patronage following the tragic death of Charles XII. Answers to other questions are not available, for the time being.
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Volume
69
Issue
3-4
Pages
189-202
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ARTICLE
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  • H. Widacka, Biblioteka Narodowa, Zaklad Zbiorów Specjalnych, pl. Krasinskich 3/5, Warszawa, Poland
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Publication order reference
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08PLAAAA04278338
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bwmeta1.element.b2931da5-1c9b-3337-a574-974f8fd617cd
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