Statue of John III Sobieski, Warsaw

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  • It is a statue of John III Sobiesky and Poland on a bridge over the lake in the center of Wajenki Park. He ordered the strengthening of the city and the conscription of the army in preparation for the Ottoman attack. The figure which straddled the horse looks dignified.
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  • It was because of the invoice that reminded me so much of a Roman classicism... it will be for the plasticity of the figures among which stands out the body of the overwhelmed Turk... it will be because embellished on the sides by two coats of arms and protected from selfies with a railing, I liked this representation of a national hero very much. Especially because you have to come on this jumper to have the right perspective to admire the building on the water that stands out in front. It's worth a visit, even if it's not easy to find it and, above all, it risks taking you out of the park. Useful advice? Then click on "Useful" or "Thank You, roberto4u68" and look at all the Warsaw reviews I've done.
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  • Love this Polish King - and I do like his sculpture
  • This equestrian statue of Polish king Jan III Sobieski in Lazienki park, Warsaw, depicts King Jan III Sobieski on a rearing horse. Below him are two fallen Turks being trampled. King Jan Sobieski III is dressed like a Roman soldier, holding a baton in one hand. It is modelled after the Baroque equestrian statue of Sobieski at Wilanów, as well as Gianlorenzo Bernini’s equestrian statue of Louis XIV. The monument can be seen from the north-facing windows of the Salle de Salomon in the Palace on the Isle. Officially unveiled on 14 September 1788 on the 105th anniversary of the Victory at Vienna. It was commissioned by Stanisław August, who had a high regard for King Jan III Sobieski. The statue expresses his deep respect for his predecessor, and also served as an element of anti-Turkish propaganda. It was installed at the start of the Russo-Turkish war in 1787. Poland was to provide an army for Catherine the Great in the Turkish conflict. Stanisław August hoped to strengthen Poland’s relations with Russia and protect his country from further partitions. The statue of Jan III Sobieski was designed by the King’s principal sculptor, André Le Brun, and executed by Franciszek Pinck. It is a typically Baroque work and is the only free-standing statue to have been commissioned by Stanisław August (the second such statue in Warsaw after the Zygmunt Column). It was carved out of a sandstone block which had been earlier prepared in Sobieski’s lifetime.
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