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Portrait of Teofila Wisniowiecka, née Leszczynska

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  • Portrait of Teofila Wisniowiecka, née Leszczynska 2
  • Portrait of Teofila Wisniowiecka, née Leszczynska 3
Basic information
ID
Ж-4278
Author
unknown
Name
Portrait of Teofila Wisniowiecka, née Leszczynska
Date of creation
18th c.
Technique
oil painting
Material
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
70 x 57
Additionally
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
Teofila Wisniowiecka, née Leszczynska (1681–1757) was the daughter of Waclaw Leszczynski, voivode of Podlasie, and Zofia Wisniowiecka, daughter of Dymitr Wisniowiecki. In 1753, after the death of her second husband Janusz Antoni Wisniowiecki (1741), Teofila entered the Dominican convent in Lviv under the name of Taida. She handed over all the estate to her daughter Franciszka. Teofila died on November 30, 1575, and was buried in the Dominican Church in Lviv. The bust-length portrait in the oval depicts a young woman against the background of the drapery. She is clothed in a luxurious low-necked dress and a red cloak lined with fur, which emphasizes the grandeur and representativeness of the image, as well as her belonging to the upper strata of society. Black curls of hair frame the forehead and temples, and clear eyebrow arches make the look more expressive. The plump lips resonate with the blush on her cheeks, accentuating a porcelain skin tone. The portrait is marked by exquisite colors. The work comes from the parish church of Bilyi Kamin village in Zolochiv district of Lviv region.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Teofila Wisniowiecka, née Leszczynska
Lifetime of the person portrayed
1681–1757