Portrait of Anna Humiecka
- the Rzewuski-Lanckoronski collection (Rozdil Castle)
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Anna Humiecka (?–1770) was a daughter of Michal Jozef Rzewuski, a voivode of Podolian Voivodeship, and Franciszka Cetner, a voivode of Smolensk and Podolian Voivodeships. Anna Humiecka was the wife of Jozef Humiecki, a Standard-Bearer (khorunzhyi) of the Crown since 1753. Stylistic changes in the Ukrainian portraiture were in line with the trends of European painting. Women were painted in fashionable European dresses and wigs, slightly smiling, which brought emotionality into portraits. The half-length portrait of Anna Humiecka depicted in an official pose imitates the ceremonial paintings. Carefully depicting a woman’s low-necked dress with lace, fashionable neck jewelry and hairstyle, the artist tried to imitate European images. In the portrait, there is no emphasized significance of the figure. This reflects a simpler approach of the artist to the portrayal of people.
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- Anna Humiecka
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