Jan Matejko "Skarga's Sermon"

Completed in 1864, Jan Matejko’s symbolic work Sermon of Skarga presents a sermon preached by the Jesuit Father Piotr Skarga in Wawel Cathedral. In his prophetic vision, the priest forebodes the calamities that will befall Poland, admonishes against the misconduct of the nobility, leading to downfall, and foretells the thrall and ruin of Poland.