Collection

Portrait of Franciszek Salezy Potocki

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Basic information
ID
Ж-4524
Author
unknown
Name
Portrait of Franciszek Salezy Potocki
Date of creation
mid-18th c.
Technique
oil painting
Material
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
74.5 x 62
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
Franciszek Salezy Potocki (1700–1772) was a son of Jozef Potocki and Teofila Cetner. He was a voivode of Belz, Carver (krajczy) of the Crown, voivode of Volyn and Kyiv. Franciszek Salezy Potocki was the owner of Chervonohrad (Khrystynopil), a philanthropist, who built hospitals. He was married twice: his first wife was Zofia Rzeczycka, the second one – Anna Potocka, the mother of Stanislaw Szczesny, who founded Sofiyivka Park in Uman. The waist-length image of the man is portrayed in a traditional manner. In the dark background, there is a carefully painted figure of a man turned three-quarters to the right, in a terracotta-red kontusz (a long robe) with a blue ribbon and the Order of the White Eagle. Researchers of Ukrainian painting attribute the authorship to various painters; Mieczyslaw Gebarowicz considered the portrait to be painted by a French artist, and Volodymyr Ovsiichuk attributes it to the works by Hiacintus Olesinski.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Franciszek Salezy Potocki
Lifetime of the person portrayed
1700–1772