Ceremonial deposition in Sárospatak

Ceremonial deposition in Sárospatak

2024. March 28.

The painting Kuruc and Labanc by Viktor Madarász, owned by the Herend Porcelain Manufactory, was ceremoniously deposited at the Rákóczi Museum of the Hungarian National Museum in Sárospatak.





Nothing indicates the relevance of the event better than celebrating former Hungarian ruling prince Francis II Rákóczi’s birthday, highlighted the director of the facility, Dr. Edit Tamás, in her speech. On behalf of the Hungarian National Museum, Dr. Gábor Tomka gave an overview of the historical background of the painting.


Dr. Attila Simon, CEO of the Manufactory, emphasized that just as the Herend Porcelain Manufactory is a national treasure, the painting that has just been deposited is also a national treasure that must be kept in domestic ownership. This is also served by declaring the painting protected, which guarantees that the work of art cannot be taken abroad. Part of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory’s cultural mission is the preservation, nurturing and passing on of Hungarian artistic values to the next generations. Based on this social responsibility, the Herend Porcelain Manufactory bought this historical painting back in 1997 and placed it at the Hungarian National Gallery, and now it has moved from there to another place, the Rákóczi Museum in Sárospatak, so that as many people as possible can admire this monumental work of art by Viktor Madarász.


The Herend Porcelain Manufactory is proud to have contributed to the preservation of this Hungarian art treasure through its previous purchase and patronage.


At the event, a musical performance was provided by Csaba Nagy, Franz Liszt Prize-winning tarogato musician.


The painting can be viewed all year round in the permanent exhibition of the Rákóczi Museum in the Salon.

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