Exercise 28

Collection of materials for the 1901 Lajkonik costume


Lajkonik postcard painted by
Anna Gramatyka-Ostrowska
ANK, Society of History
and Monument Lovers of Krakow,
ref. no.29/562/95

A fragment of the minutes from a meeting of the Society of History and Monument Lovers of Krakow, regarding organizing the collection of materials for the Zwierzyniecki horse's costume. The outfit was to be developed by a Committee, which included Leonard Lepszy, Stanisław Wyspiański, Maksymilian Cercha and Klemens Bąkowski. The costume, for which a loan of 100 crowns was obtained, was designed by Wyspiański and sewn by Ms. Kopińska. The weapon and metal elements were made by Antoni Bąkowski.

In 1907, a postcard was published by the painter, Anna Gramatyka-Ostrowska, with a picture of the Lajkonik dressed in the costume designed by Wyspiański.

A description of a horse in the book of Krakow raftsmen from 1840 - see Exercise 9.

ANK, Society of History and Monument Lovers of Krakow, ref. no. 29/562/52