Czartoryski Museum. CRACOW. 47. Route. 277
The Gallery of Countess Potocka, Ring-Platz, at the corner of
the Brackagasse, is shown only to visitors with letters of introduction
(fine works by Giorgione, Palma Vecchio, Giul. Romano, Giov. Bel¬
lini, P. Bordone, etc.).
To the S. of the Ring-Platz the Grodzka and Dominican streets
lead to the Dominican Church (PL B, 4), a Gothic building of the
13-16th cent., almost wholly modernised since a fire in 1850. The
choir contains a *Bronze Tablet in memory of the famous scholar
Fil. Buonaccorsi, surnamed Callimachus (d. 1496), probably by Peter
Vischer. — On the W. side of tbe Grodzka-Gasse is the Franciscan
Church (PL B, 4), of the 13th cent., but frequently altered, con¬
taining the monument of King Wladislaw Jagiello (d. 1434). The
old refectory of the adjoining Franciscan monastery now contains
the Technical and Industrial Museum (daily 10-1 and 3-5; 20 kr.,
Sun. free). — Opposite rises the Prince Bishop's Palace (PI. 3, 4),
built by Mosca, and restored since the fire of 1850.
A little to the N.W. are the buildings of the Jagellonian
University (PL A, 3), founded by Casimir the Great in 1364. The
New University facing the promenades, a grand Gothic edifice designed
by Ksiezarski (1881-87), with its handsome vestibule and fine hall,
contains on the groundfioor the Archaeological Museum (week-days,
12-1) and the Art-Historical Collection of the university. The old
university buildings (Annagasse 8), erected in the 15th cent, and
partly restored in 1839-72, include a beautiful Gothic *Court of
1492; in the interior is the University Library (about 50,000 vols.;
daily, except Sun., 9-1). The old library-hall is adorned with
frescoes by Stachowitz. Adjacent is the Obergymnasium of St. Anna,
founded in 1588. — On the opposite side of the Annagasse is the
University Church of St. Anna (PL A, 3), containing elaborate
stucco ornamentation and a monument to Copernicus (d. 1643).
In the Stefans-Platz is the Old Theatre (PL B, 3). Near it, in the
Slawkowska-Gasse, is the Academy of Sciences (PI. B, 3), containing
a library, a museum of antiquities, a physiographical collection, and
a picture-gallery (daily, except Sun., 11-1). —Farther on, in the
promenades, is the *Czartoryski Museum (PL B, 2, 3; Tues. and
Frid. 10-1), a large and varied collection of objects of art.
Ground Floor. In the Vestibule, to the left, are a few Etruscan cinerary
urns, mediaeval and Renaissance sculptures of German and Italian origin.
— Room I. Ancient sculptures, lamps, and gold ornaments; carved gems;
small Egyptian antiquities. — R. 2. German and Venetian glass; Spanish
and Italian majolica, etc.; early Arabian lamp; porcelain (fine service in
old Dresden china). — R. 3. Marble sculptures.
First Floor. To the right is the Library; to the left, weapons, enamels,
and carved ivory.
Second Floor. Room I contains the "Picture Gallery, which includes
numerous good works, especially of the Italian and Dutch schools. To the
right: 187. Holbein the Younger (I), Portrait; 238. /. Clouet, Portrait; 106.
Van Dyck (?), Portrait; 110. Kaspar Netscher, Portrait of a Polish boy; "1C5.
Rembrandt, Landscape (1633); 173. G. Schalcken, Wine-cellar; 186. G. Dou,
Portrait. — 156. J. van Ruysdael, Landscape; no numbe-, Watteau, Love-
scene. — 213. Benozzo Gozzoli, Madonna; no number, Garafalo, Madonna