Exhibition of the Stefan Żeromski Museum in Nałęczów
The exhibition of the Stefan Żeromski Museum in Nałęczów is an authentic equipment of the former studio of the writer. The unique atmosphere is created by original furniture, owned by the writer and his family. Right next to the windows, in the central part of the room, one can see a sofa, chairs and a table brought from Petersburg as part of Oktawia’s dowry, all in Simmler style; on the right, a table covered with green cloth that was used by Żeromski as his work place is standing, while on the left – a bookcase with the writer’s collection and first issues of his works. Lime wood screen, designed by Koszczac-Witkiewicz, and decorated by Stefan Żeromski, separates the official part of the room from the bedroom where the writer’s bed is located. In the glass case, mementos connected with the writer’s son are displayed: school books, note books, school items, toiletries, travel souvenirs. Next to the case, skis, boxing gloves, saddle and wicker armchair once belonging to Adam were placed.
One should note the rich collection of portraits of the writer by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Tadeusz Pruszkowski, Michał Bojczuk, Tymon Niesiołowski, Franciszek Siedlecki. In addition to the writer’s images, one can also see the portraits of Adam Żeromski, by Leon Wyczółkowski, Kazimierza Młodzianowski and Michał Bojczuk.
The walls of the Cottage contain the portrait bas-reliefs of Stefan Żeromski (by Czesław Makowski, Stanisław Ostrowski) and his wife, Oktawia. In addition, one can also see drawings and sketches by Stanisław Witkiewicz (Witkacy), projects and drawings by Jan Witkiewicz, works by Henryk Siemiradzki, Stanisław Nakowski, John Stanisławski, landscape compositions by Oktawia Żeromska, as well as two works by Stefan Żeromski – View from Cottage’s Window and an illustration to Ravens and Crows Will Peck Us to Pieces story. The exhibition is complimented by items, family photographs from various periods of life of the writer and his family, photographs related to the stay of Żeromski in Nałęczów.