The Immaculate Conception and Sobieski Rooms

The Immaculate Conception and Sobieski Rooms

The Sobieski Room derives its name from the large painting by the Polish painter Jean Matejko (1838-1893), which represents Polish King John III Sobieski’s victory over the Turks in Vienna in 1683. All the other paintings in the room date from the 19th century, as well as those in the Room of the Immaculate. The latter contains a big showcase, a gift from the French company Christofle, full of books given to Pius IX (1846-1878) by kings, bishops, cities and dioceses, when the dogma of the Immaculate Conception was promulgated.