Portrait of Franciszka Potocka


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Basic information
Portrait of Franciszka Potocka
Date of creation
18th c.
oil painting
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
76 x 60
Information about author
Object description
Franciszka Ksawera Potocka was a daughter of Joachim Potocki and Ewa Kaniewska. The painting is an example of "age" portraits, i.e., images of one person at different ages – childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, which could be found in ancestral galleries. The bust-length image of the girl is presented in the tradition of secular portrait painting of the 18th century. Stylistic changes in the Ukrainian portraiture were in line with the trends of European painting. Images of fashionable dandies began to appear alongside the figures of courageous men with stern faces, as well as unemotional and restrained women on the canvases were replaced by ladies slightly smiling. The image is devoid of static. There is much emotional color and expression in the work. Franciszka is depicted in a low-necked dress and with a fashionable hairstyle. To confirm the person portrayed, there is a traditional inscription: "Franciszka Potocka corka / loachima gener: leut: i / Ewy Kaniewskiey". The portrait of Franciszka is made in pastel colors. This is a replica of an identical image.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Franciszka Ksawera Potocka