Portrait of Franciszek Antoni Kobielski, the Bishop of Lutsk
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Franciszek Antoni Kobielski (1679–1755) was a Roman Catholic religious figure; between 1739 and 1755, he was the Bishop of Lutsk, and between 1736 and 1739, he was the Bishop of Kamianets-Podilskyi. Franciszek was born into a wealthy Polish family, and was a relative of Stanislaw Szembek (?–1721). A clear figure of Franciszek Kobielski dressed as a bishop stands out from the dark neutral background. On Franciszek's neck, over the blue ribbon of the White Eagle, there is a massive chain with a crucifix. Along with portraits of burghers and noblemen, images of clergymen took a significant place in Ukrainian painting. They were painted according to the canonical scheme in the clothes of churchmen of a certain rank. The works were often painted in restrained colors, without excessive decorativeness, giving them special expressiveness and attention to the faces and characters depicted. The image of the bishop is reproduced in muted colors. The artist mainly focused on the good-natured slightly smiling face of a man. In the top corner of the painting there is an inscription: "Kobielski ep. Lucki".
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