Portrait of Marcin Krasicki
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Marcin Krasicki (1574–1631/1633) was a Polish nobleman, Lviv castellan, and voivode of Podolia (1629–1631). He was a son of Stanislaw Krasicki (circa 1540–1602) and Anna Zurawinska. Marcin studied in Rome; served in the imperial army. In 1617, he took part in the campaign against the Tatars under the command of Stanislaw Zolkiewski. He was one of the greatest patrons of the time. A "Relief Fund" for the poor was created by Marcin Krasicki. In the portrait, the figure of Marcin Krasicki is presented in a planar way. An oval face, sloped shoulders, and soft body contours create a decorative integrity. The image is characterized by a fixed composition and pomposity. The red color of the man’s clothes plays a special role in the painting and gives life to the work. In the corner of the painting there is an inscription: "Marcin Hrabia Krasicki /… da Podolski / 1627".
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