Collection

Portrait of an Unknown Lviv Councillor

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  • Portrait of an Unknown Lviv Councillor 3
Basic information
ID
Ж-6233
Author
unknown
Name
Portrait of an Unknown Lviv Councillor
Date of creation
17th c.
Technique
oil painting
Material
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
76 x 66
Additionally
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
In the half-length portrait, the figure of a Lviv councillor emerges from a dark background, facing three-quarters to the right. The image is executed in the tradition of representational painting. For townsfolk, the portrait was not so much an attribute of a high public authority, as an example of a respected person for relatives and friends. Often such a portrait resembled ''contrafacere'' with coats of arms and inscriptions. The portrait shows the brooding figure of an elderly councillor with a shaved head and a sun-browned face. A red caftan acts as a striking accent. There is a sense of calm and equilibrium in the work. On the right side of the portrait there is a coat of arms with letters: «F-W, S-I, K-M, R-L».