Portrait of Wartan Hunanian
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Wartan Hunanian (1644–1715) was a Catholic priest, Catholic deacon, and Lviv archbishop of the Armenian Church. He came to Lviv from Etchmiadzin (Armenia) as a deacon in 1655. He was educated at the Lviv Armenian College of Theatine Fathers and also studied in Rome, where he received the degree of Doctor of Theology. In the late 1790s and up to the early 1800s, Ostap Biliavskyi created a gallery of portraits of Armenian Latin bishops, including the portrait of Wartan Hunanian. A waist-length image of the bishop is depicted on the dark background. He is shown with a book, a frequent attribute of the clergy, which attests to the education of the portrayed man. The artist managed to express the character of the man in the painting. The works by Ostap Biliavskyi are characterized by a masterful depiction of the individual features of the portrayed people.
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