Tree/Birds - relief fronton for the northern risalit wall of national development bank [BGK] 1829-1931
In October 1929, a competition for reliefs for the newly built building of the national development bank (BGK) was settled. They were to decorate the avant-corps at the main entrance to the building from Aleje Jerozolimskie Street. Of the nine submitted works, the design by Jan Szczepkowski was recognized as the best.
All works submitted for the competition were exhibited in the Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace at Krakowskie Przedmieście 32 Street in Warsaw, where in the years 1927-1931 some departments of BGK headquarters were located.
To this day Szczepkowski’s reliefs decorate the avant-corps of the main entrance to the headquarters of BGK on Al. Jerozolimskie Street in Warsaw. At the very front there are the ones called: Measurments, Tree and Scales. On the eastern part there are: Fight with the Vastness, Crop, Work, Earth’s Surface and Its inside. On the west part (right wall) we can see the Vastness, Tillage and Work.
The measurements of this patina-coated plaster project are as follows: 142 in width, 92 cm in height and 6.5 cm in depth.