Poland. Medallion, Zygmunt Kaczkowski, Minter cast 1854 (120 x 120 mm).
Nicely executed, patinated 1854 Minter Factory casting in bronze. High relief copy, good quality, engraved inscription on obverse ZY KACZKOWSKI. Zygmunt Kaczkowski (1825-1896), writer, poet and independence activist, one of the most outstanding prose writers of his time. He lived and worked in two eras. Romanticism and Positivism. At first a poet, later primarily a prose writer and publicist, who published at home and in exile. The most outstanding Polish author of historical novels before Sienkiewicz. He was strongly associated with Malopolska, about which most of his works are treated. Kaczkowski took part in the Cracow uprising in 1846. The quick and tragic end of the uprising caused the writer to spend several years in prison. Literature: Dubrowska/Soltan 118. Dimensions 120 x 120 mm, bronze, weight 335.58 g. Preservation condition XF, beautiful patina, in addition, a round bronze frame/handle to hang on the wall