Portrait of Mikolaj Dembowski

Adam Manyoki

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Basic information
Adam Manyoki
Portrait of Mikolaj Dembowski
Date of creation
18th c.
oil painting
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
78 x 61.7
Information about author
Adam Manyoki
Artist's lifetime
Adam Manyoki (1673–1757) – one of the most prominent representatives of baroque portraiture in Hungarian art. The artist was born into a very poor family, and so he was placed in the care of a German staff officer Dulfer, who had to take care of his education. Adam studied in Lüneburg and Hamburg, later in Hanover and Paris. The artist worked exclusively in the portrait genre, in which he developed his individual style.
Object description
Mikolaj Dembowski (1680–1757) – a polish nobleman, courtier, Roman Catholic religious figure, Latin bishop of Kamyanets. He was a son of Florian Dembowski, a ziemski (land) judge of Polotsk, and Ewa Szwiejko-Ciechanowiecka. In 1753 he received the Order of the White Eagle. The image of Mikolaj Dembowski, bishop of Kamyanets, a candidate for the archbishopric in Lviv, is considered one of the portraits of the clergy. The work is mentioned in the inventory of Pidhirtsi Castle in 1768, where it remained until 1939. The portrait of M. Dembowski is painted in traditional for Adam Manyoki manner, where the main attention is concentrated on the face. The portrait is executed in an ashy-silver colour scheme with a slight accent of red.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Mikolaj Dembowski
Lifetime of the person portrayed