Author: N / A
Created: 1833, Skuodas district.
Material / technique: oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 67 x 49 cm.
St Casimir is portrayed dressed in extravagant regal clothes and holding a cross and a three-blossomed lily. Casimir (1458–1484) was an actual historical figure: he was son of Casimir IV Jagiellon, the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, and Elizabeth of Austria; in 1481, he became the King’s regent in Lithuania. In his life, he upheld the vows of poverty, chastity, humility. After his death, he became known for his miracles, with people experiencing all kinds of boons while attending his grave. He is considered a symbol of silent piety, the patron saint of Lithuania’s youth.