Poisoning of Queen Bona (1859) - Jan Matejko - Canvas Print

Size: 8"x10" (20x25cm)
Sale price£19.99
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"Poisoning of Queen Bona" is a painting created by Jan Matejko in 1859, which depicts the assassination of Bona Sforza, the Italian-born wife of King Sigismund I of Poland. The painting shows Bona being poisoned at a banquet during a celebration to mark the end of an epidemic that had swept through the city of Krakow. The story behind this event is based on a historical legend, according to which Bona was killed by her political enemies who were unhappy with her influence over the king and her efforts to strengthen the bond between Poland and Italy. The painting not only captures the dramatic moment when she is about to take the poisoned cup, but it also depicts the emotions of the participants in this tragic event, such as fear, suspicion, and betrayal. Matejko's painting showcases his mastery of historical accuracy and attention to detail. The setting, clothing, and expressions of the characters are all meticulously researched and executed, giving the viewer a glimpse into the turbulent political atmosphere of 16th-century Poland. Additionally, the painting highlights Matejko's skill as an artist in creating a powerful narrative through his use of lighting, color, and composition. In summary, "Poisoning of Queen Bona" is a captivating piece of art that tells a story of intrigue, power struggles, and tragedy in the 16th-century Polish court. The painting showcases Jan Matejko's exceptional talent as an artist and his ability to bring history to life through his work.

Poisoning of Queen Bona (1859) - Jan Matejko - Canvas Print

  • Premium Quality: Hand stretched over a 38mm pine gallery frame with premium 330gsm cotton canvas.
  • Advanced Finish: Lacquered with satin varnish for UV protection, ensuring vibrant and lasting color.
  • Archival Grade Inks: Printed with archival-grade inks to resist fading, maintaining the artwork's beauty for years.
  • Ready to Hang: Each canvas comes ready to hang right out the box, making installation effortless.
  • Perfect for Any Space: Ideal for homes, offices, or as a gift, our prints add a touch of elegance to any room.

Available Sizes: 8"x10" (20x25cm), 14"x18" (35x45cm), 18"x22" (45x55cm), 22"x28" (55x71cm)


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