Myth and Reality: Remarks of the Hungarian Influences on the Architecture in Poland and Lithuania around 1500

This viewpoint questions the historiographical stereotypes regarding the patrons of the early Renaissance architecture in Hungary. The author explores the role of this architecture as a model for the Renaissance monuments of Cracow. Firstly, the author questions the scholarly attributions that were made concerning Matthias Corvinus' patronage and pleads for a re-evaluation of the subsequent Jagiellonian contribution. Secondly, the author presents the Polish court's interest in Italian artists and the likelihood of Hungarian mediation in the transmission of such models.