Portrait of Katarzyna Marchocka


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Basic information
Portrait of Katarzyna Marchocka
Date of creation
18th c.
oil painting
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
65 x 51
Information about author
Object description
Katarzyna Marchocka of the Michalowska family, second wife of Michal, the cup bearer of Braclaw; mother of Ludwika Zabelska. She died in Lviv in the Armenian monastery. The half-length portrait shows a woman with a proud posture. The woman is turned to the right, wearing a dress with a lace collar and a white lace bonnet, from under which dark locks of hair fall down on her shoulders. This portrait of Katarzyna Marchocka can be considered a picturesque masterpiece of the late 18th century. The unknown artist used the silver-green colour so skillfully. The changes in the style of Ukrainian portraiture coincided with the changes that were taking place in European painting. Women were painted in fashionable European gowns and wigs, a smile appeared on the lips of the women, which gave emotionality to the portraits. The portrait of Katarzyna Marchocka is missing the emphasis on the importance of the figure, its delineation from the public, and it is in this that the artist's simple approach to nature is possible.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Katarzyna Marchocka