Portrait of Waclaw Rzewuski
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Waclaw Rzewuski (1706–1779, Krzywda coat of arms) was a son of Stanislaw Mateusz Rzewuski and Ludwika Kunicka. His wife was Anna Lubomirska (c. 1717–1763), a daughter of Josef Lubomirski, voivode of Chernihiv. Waclaw Rzewuski was a Grand Crown Hetman, statesman and politician of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The portrait is painted in the tradition of ceremonial portraiture of the 18th century. Waclaw Rzewuski is depicted in knightly armor; over his left shoulder there is a blue ribbon of the Order of the White Eagle which he was awarded with in 1735. The grandeur of the portrait is emphasized by a hetman's mace and a red cape lined with white fur. The artist depicted the noble features of the man’s face in detail, in particular big gray eyes, a fashionable shaved forehead, curled mustache, and shaved chin. Pride and confidence are felt in the image of the person portrayed. There is an inscription “Vaclaus Ryewuski” on the canvas. The portrait belongs to the Rzewuski family collection that included another similar image (Ж-1542).
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