Portrait of Michal Rzewuski
- the Rzewuski-Lanckoronski collection (Rozdil Castle)
Information about author
Michal Jozef Rzewuski (1699–1770) – Polish nobleman, colonel of the royal Chorągiew husarska (Hussar banner), crown scribe (1736), governor of Podlaskie and a philanthropist of Podilsk. He was the son of Adam Michal Rzewuski, the castellan of Podlaskie and his wife Petronela Zbrozkowna. Michal Rzewuski is depicted in full-length. The frozen figure is presented in a ceremonial and majestic pose: the man is depicted in knight's armour, with the blue ribbon of the Order of the White Eagle over his left shoulder, one hand at his waist, the other resting on a table, by which is depicted a shield. The artist originally captures the armour, tracing every detail, which was characteristic of provincial artists. Chiaroscuro is reduced to a minimum, great importance is given to the expressive, large silhouette of the portrayed person. On the portrait in the upper part is the inscription: "I.W. MIXHAL RZEWUSKI PISARZ POLNY KORONNY STAROSTA WYSZYNSKI FUNDATOR ".
- The name of the person portrayed
- Michal Rzewuski
- Lifetime of the person portrayed