Portrait of Jan Malachowski
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Jan Małachowski (1698–1762) – son of Stanisław the Voivode of Poznań and Konstancja of Lubomirski family. Pantler of the Crown (1735), Chancellor of the Crown (1746), since 1736 knight of the Order of the White Eagle. The portrait of Małachowski is mentioned in the inventories of Pidhirtsi Castle from 1768 to 1939. It was situated in the dining hall. The half–length portrait of Jan Małachowski follows the traditions of 18t–century ceremonial portraits, which are characterised by monumentality and ennobling portrayal of men. A half–length figure of a man in a knight's armour is presented against a dark background. The painter has carefully captured the details of his clothes and facial features: a high forehead with a hairstyle which was fashionable at the time, small eyes, a long straight nose, a twisted moustache and a heavy chin. The red cape is a bright spot in the portrait.
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- Jan Malachowski
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