Portrait of Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska
- Portrait of Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska
- Date of creation
- 18th c.
- oil painting
- canvas oil
- Dimensions (height x width, cm)
- 71.5 x 57
- the Potocki-Sadowski collection (Chortkiv Castle)
Information about author
Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska was a daughter of the Polish King Jan III Sobieski and Marie Casimire. Her husband, Maximilian II, was Elector of Bavaria. Between 1704 and 1705, Theresa served as Regent of Bavaria. She was an educated person, loved music and art. The bust-length image of a woman belongs to secular portraits. In the painting, Theresa is depicted slightly turned to the right. She is clothed in a low-necked dress with lace. The proud posture and gorgeous attire emphasize her noble birth. Realistically painted facial features are complemented by blush, thus adding naturality to the image. The portrait lacks splendour and representativeness, which were inherent in painting of the early 18th century.
- The name of the person portrayed
- Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska
- Lifetime of the person portrayed