Collection

Portrait of Waclaw Rzewuski

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Basic information
ID
Ж-4114
Author
unknown
Name
Portrait of Waclaw Rzewuski
Date of creation
18th c.
Technique
oil painting
Material
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
94.5 x 75.5
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
Waclaw Rzewuski (1706–1779) – polish crown scribe, voivode of Podilsk, polish crown hetman, Voivode of Krakow, the great hetman of the Crown, castellan of Krakow, and since 1735 - Knight of the Order of the White Eagle. A political figure, dramatist, poet and translator. Son of Stanislaw Mateusz, the governor of Bielsko, Field Herman of the Crown and Ludwika Kunicka. Brother of Seweryn Yuzef, voivode of Volhynia. The half-length portrait of Waclaw Rzewuski, the wealthy owner of Pidhirtsi Castle, follows the tradition of representational painting. The figure, although depicted in a proud pose with a mace in his hand, lacks statism. The cape out of leopard' skin covering his knight's armour and the blue ribbon of the Order of the White Eagle add lively and colourful accents to the portrait.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Waclaw Rzewuski