16.6 The head of Biały Dunajec river

Pencil, watercolour on paper, 295/300 x 467 mm
Inscribed at top middle: Magura; at bottom left: 43; at bottom middle: Kaletówka [crossed out] / Ursprung der weisen Dunajetz; at bottom right: Jaworzinka, 39
Inscribed on the backing at bottom left: Fehér Dunajecz kútforrása Zakopane mellett
MTA Könyvtára, Kézirattár, Ms 4409/167

Map: III

This picture was probably painted in the Dolina Jaworzinka, south of Bystre. Opposite to us we see the Kopa Magury (1704 m) to the south-east, the Uhrocie Kasprowe (1849 m) to the right and, farther on, a ridge running westwards as far as the Kasprowy Wierch (1985 m). - The several spring-waters of the Biały Dunajec take their source south of Zakopane, on the northern side of the Polish Tatras and below the Liliowe mountain pass. The Biały Dunajec and the Czarny Dunajec meet at Nowy Targ / Neumarkt. The swollen Dunajec then flows eastwards and, having collected the waters of the Bialka, it bends to the south-east in the Zips region. It breaks through the Pieniny Mountains in a magnificent narrow gorge at Červený Kláštor. The Dunajec, as well as the Poprad, belong to the catchment area of the Wisła, and therefore to that of the Baltic Sea. - Bibliography: Kollár, Pieninek, Raisz, Vysoké Tatry 1976, Weber