Collection

Portrait of Karol Szaszkiewicz

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Basic information
ID
Ж-1447
Author
unknown
Name
Portrait of Karol Szaszkiewicz
Date of creation
1780s
Technique
oil painting
Material
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
54 x 42.5
Additionally
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
Karol Szaszkiewicz was a husband of Justyna Zuzanna from the Dulski family. The portrait is paired with the portrait of his wife Justyna – the size and composition are identical. It is painted in the same manner, on a dark background with an illuminated spot behind the figure. The work follows the traditions of ceremonial portraits. The figure of Karol is depicted in a formal pose, ¾ turned to the right, he is wearing a "Queue" ("tail") – fashionable in the 18th century male wig (with the hair combed to the back and tied in a tail with a black ribbon). The provincial artist executed the portrait in a restrained colour scheme, the accent of which is the blue of the man's overcoat, accentuated by a white shirt with a jabot. In his work, the author tried to follow European examples: in the portrait, the man is serious and respectful rather than majestic and powerful, which was characteristic of portraits of earlier periods.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Karol Szaszkiewicz