Portrait of Teodor Potocki


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Basic information
Portrait of Teodor Potocki
Date of creation
18th c.
oil painting
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
84 x 66
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
Teodor Andrzej Potocki (1664–1738) – the canon of Krakоw (1687), bishop of Chelm (1699), archbishop of Gniezno, since 1723 – a primate of Poland, holder of the Order of the White Eagle (1732). He was the son of Pawel, the castellan of Kamianets, and Eleonora Saltykova. The half-length image of Teodor Potocki is depicted in a slight turn to the right. He is dressed in an ash-blue pelerine with a red lining. On his chest under a white collar on a wide blue ribbon hangs the Order of the White Eagle. This is how the order was worn by the clergy. The star of the Order of the White Eagle is visible next to his chest. His curly hair is falling down on his shoulders. The artist concentrates his attention on the subject's face: his large eyes covered by heavy eyelids are painted very meticulously, while the fold between his thick grey eyebrows intensifies the portrait's concentration. The large nose, full lips and double chin emphasise the portrait of a powerful and strong-willed man. The portrait lacks flamboyant ornamentation, and subtle nuances appear in the artistic disclosure of the intellectual and psychological content of the man.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Teodor Andrzej Potocki
Lifetime of the person portrayed