Portrait of Jan Malachowski
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Portrait of Jan Malachowski (1698–1762) – statesman of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Grand Chancellor of the Crown, senator, Grand Stolnik of the Crown, an elder. Son of Stanislaw Malachowski and his wife Anna Constantia of Lubomirski family. In the records of the Lviv National Art Gallery the portrait is listed as the image of Jozef Malachowski. Based on the engraving and given the inscription, V. Tokarska made the attribution that it is Jan Malachowski, as Józef wasn't the Grand Chancellor of the Crown. The portrayal of Malachowski is characterized by flat treatment of the image. The face, executed with emphasized completeness, has a lively look. Barely visible blush, black bushy eyebrows, curled moustache, fashionably shaved head, red cape over his knights’ armour - all together give an impression of manly elegance. The inscription in the upper corner of the portrait reads: «МАLACHWSKI | …NCLERZ WIELKI | KORONNY».
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