On a Polish night of pure wonder, a host of angels play heavenly music as the
Holy Mother and her Blessed Child rise above Poland.

(Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska, Litania)

The artist portrays Our Lady of Czestochowa keeping guard over the whole Polish nation, symbolized by the four buildings at the bottom of the painting: (from left to right) The Church of Mary in Krakow, Jasna Gora in Czestochowa, the Cathedral of Plock, and the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

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