Portrait of Tomasz Zamojski
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Tomasz Zamojski (1594–1638) was a political and state figure of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, senator and voivode of Podolian and Kyiv Voivodeships. Between 1628 and 1638, he was Grand Chancellor of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Grand Chief of Krakow. Tomasz was the only son of Jan Sariusz Zamojski, Grand Chancellor of the Crown, and Barbara Tarnowska, a daughter of Stanislaw Tarnowski, a sword-bearer of the Crown and an elder of Busk. In the western lands of Ukraine in the first half of the 17th century, the ceremonial portraits emphasized representativeness and tended towards pomposity. The canonical knee-length image of Tomasz Zamojski is depicted in a fixed pose turned three-quarters to the left. His right hand is on his belt, and his left hand is on the hilt of his sword. Chiaroscuro effects are minimized in the work. The red color of the man’s clothes plays a special role in the painting and gives life to the work. In the top-right corner of the portrait there is a Jelita coat of arms with the letters: "T-Z, K-K". Under the coat of arms there is an inscription: "Tomasz Samojski / Kanclarz Koronny. R. 1638".
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