RELIEFS ON THE WALLS OF VIRGIN MARY CHURCH IN INOWROCLAW (Reliefy z murow kosciola Panny Marii w Inowroclawiu)
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The article is mostly based on the 19th c. source material. The main aim was to establish whether the present arrangement of reliefs is the same as in the 19th c., i.e. before the renovation of the church at the beginning of the 20th c. Of special importance were the 19th c. photographs of the church, discovered during the research and unknown to earlier authors writing on the topic. They allowed, with the help of written sources (texts by J. U. Niemcewicz, T. Wolanski, W. Kielisinski and publications in 'Przyjaciel Ludu'), to indicate the changes in the arrangement of reliefs and therefore undermine the hypotheses dealing with the extensive, global symbolic interpretation of those designs. At the same time, they supported the critical opinion about the intervention in the structure of the church of May 2011, when two reliefs were inserted into its northern wall. The 19th c. sources also show Tytus Dzialynski in a new light. Contrary to prevalent opinion, he was the person who saved two of the Inowroclaw reliefs, taking them to his private collection in Kornik.
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