Shymonovych-Semyhynovsky, Yurii

Image - Yurii Shymonovych-Semyhynovsky: Allegory of Spring in the Wilanów royal castle. Image - Yurii Shymonovych-Semyhynovsky: Allegory of Summer in the Wilanów royal castle.

Shymonovych-Semyhynovsky, Yurii [Шимонович-Семигиновський, Юрій; Šymonovyč-Semyhynovs’kyj, Jurij; Polish: Jerzy Eleuter Szymonowicz Semiginowski], b ca 1660 in Lviv, d 1711. Galician painter, sculptor, and engraver. After studying at Saint Luke's Academy in Rome he was appointed painter to the court of King Jan III Sobieski in 1687. He painted allegorical presentations of the four seasons on the plafonds in the Wilanów royal castle in Warsaw and portraits of the royal family and of the royal couple on horses. The icons of Saint Anne at Saint Anne's Church in Cracow and of Saint Sebastian at the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw, as well as the pictures of Bacchus, Ariadne, and the Holy Family now in the Lviv Art Gallery, are attributed to him.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]


Image - Yurii Shymonovych-Semyhynovsky: Allegory of Autumn in the Wilanw royal castle. Image - Yurii Shymonovych-Semyhynovsky: Allegory of Winter in the Wilanw royal castle. Image - Yurii Shymonovych-Semyhynovsky: Madonna with a Child. Image - Yurii Shymonovych-Semyhynovsky: Jan III Sobieski at the Battle of Vienna.


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