Statues - Hither & Thither

Lithuania
Vilnius
Vilniaus apskritis

Katedros aikštė 2
(Vilniaus arkikatedra - Vilnius Cathedral)

Biustai ir reljefo Katedroje

Busts and reliefs in the Cathedral

Kęstutis Balčiūnas & Konstantinas Bogdanas
various dates

Vilnius /  Biustai ir reljefo Katedroje

Description

Inside the Vilnius cathedral are quite a number of statues, busts and plaques. We photographed only a few of them.

Bust of Jonas Basanavičius

Jonas Basanavičius
(Ožkabaliai 1851 - Wilno [Vilnius] 1927), physician, activist and proponent of Lithuania's National Revival and founder of the first Lithuanian language newspaper Aušra (Wikipedia).

Vilnius - Biustai ir reljefo Katedroje daktaras
JONAS
BASANAVIČIUS
1851.xi.23–1927.ii.16
Bronze bust of Jurgis Matulaitis, 1993, by Konstantinas Bogdanas

Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius (Polish: Jerzy Matulewicz) (Lūginė, near Marijampolė, 1871 - Kaunas 1927), Bishop of Vilnius from 1918 to 1925 and founder of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On 28 June 1987, Pope John Paul II beatified him as the Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulewicz.

Vilnius - Biustai ir reljefo Katedroje beatus
georgius matulaitis
1871-1927
palaimintasis
jurgis matulaitis
Blessed
George Matulaitis
1871-1927
Plaque for Pope John Paul II, 1996

Marble plaque with relief portrait, signed "Kęstutis Balčciūnas".

Vilnius - Biustai ir reljefo Katedroje POPIEŽIUS
JONAS PAULIUS II
1993 metais rugsėjo 4-8 d.
lankė lietuvą
savo kelionę pradėjo malda
vilniaus arkidatedroje
Pope
John Paul II
1993 September 4-8
visiting Lithuania
his journey began a prayer
in Vilnius Cathedral

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Basanavičius, Jonas
  • Bishop
  • Bogdanas, Konstantinas
  • Bust
  • Commemorative plaque (Lithuania)
  • Folklorist
  • John Paul II, Pope
  • Matulaitis-Matulevičius, Jurgis
  • Physician
  • Politician
  • Location (N 54°41'9" - E 25°17'16")

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    Item Code: lt022; Photograph: 12 July 2013
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