Portrait of Franciszek Salezy Potocki
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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.
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