Gardener (Portrait of Rudolf Dobrzanski)
- Jacek Malczewski
- Gardener (Portrait of Rudolf Dobrzanski)
- Date of creation
- oil painting
- canvas oil
- Dimensions (height x width, cm)
- 63.3 x 42.3
- Collection of Lviv City Gallery
Information about author
Piotr Hubal-Dobrzanski was a lawyer, art connoisseur, and collector; he was one of the first to believe in Malczewski's talent and introduced him to Jan Matejko. He was a close friend of the artist, although he was a little older than him. His son Rudolf is depicted in the presented work among the green garden; he is dressed in traditional for that period children's clothing stylized as a sailors uniform. Great Britain was the homeland of that style. Queen Victoria contributed to its popularity by dressing her son in a sailor suit. In the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries, this style was often reflected in women's and men's fashion. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, clothing stylized as a sailors uniform was a mandatory attribute of the apparel of children, who belonged to the high society in Europe and the Russian Empire.
At the upper right of the painting there is an inscription "J Malczewski 96 Juli"
- The name of the person portrayed
- Rudolf Dobrzanski
- Lifetime of the person portrayed