Portrait of Franciszek Cetner


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Basic information
Portrait of Franciszek Cetner
Date of creation
18th c.
oil painting
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
74 x 70
Information about author
Artist's lifetime
Мейндерт Гоббема – один із основних представників пейзажного живопису в Амстердамі другої половини XVII століття. У 1659-му році він познайомився з пейзажистом Якобом ван Руйсдаелем та розпочав у нього навчання, яке стало вирішальним у формуванні стилю митця. На початку кар’єри Гоббема наслідував манеру вчителя, однак згодом відійшов від похмурої атмосфери його робіт у бік яскравіших колірних рішень. Спеціалізацією художника стали лісові пейзажі, краєвиди з дорогами, ставками і водяними млинами.
Object description
Franciszek Cetner (? –1732, Przerowa coat of arms) was a son of Jan, a castellan of Volyn, and Luzannа Danilowicz of Dzurow. He was a voivode of Smolensk and father of Franciszka, who was the second wife of Michal Jozef Rzewuski, voivode of Podolian Voivodeship. One of the main places in the castle family galleries was occupied by paired spouses portraits. Most often, these were bust-length images, painted facing each other, in official poses. They were always placed side by side. Portrait of Franciszek Cetner is an example of such a kind of paired portraits. In the painting, there is a waist-length figure of a man on a dark background. He is depicted in a pose characteristic of a ceremonial and representative portraiture: three-quarters turned to the left, in knightly armor and a luxurious wig "allonge" with long wavy locks. The unknown artist focused all his attention on the carefully painted features of the person portrayed, emphasizing them with a white collar stripe: an elongated, oval face, high forehead, dark eyebrows, a small pointed nose, raised mustache, a faint smile, and ruddy cheeks. The portrait is executed in an official ceremonial style, where nothing distracts one’s attention from the person depicted. This painting is paired with the one of his wife Anna Cetner (Ж-4063).
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Franciszek Cetner
Lifetime of the person portrayed