Portrait of Ludwika Eleonora Rzewuska


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Basic information
Portrait of Ludwika Eleonora Rzewuska
Date of creation
18th c.
oil painting
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
66.5 x 49
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
Ludwika Eleonora Rzewuska (?–1749) was a daughter of Kaspar Kunicki, a deputy cup-bearer (podczaszy) of Chernihiv, and Marianna Benewska. In 1694, Ludwika Rzewuska became a second wife of Stanislaw Mateusz Rzewuski, Field Crown Hetman. She was a mother of Waclaw Rzewuski, the owner of the castle in Pidhirtsi. The half-length image of a woman is depicted slightly turned. She is clothed in a dress with lace. On her head, there is a fashionable silvery wig with curly locks, which fall to her chest. The author mainly focused on the woman’s face. From the end of the 17th century, portraits of noblewomen were painted in line with the standards of European art. Similarly, traditional clothing was replaced by French fashionable garments. The composition and the colors of the portrait correspond to European Baroque painting, which was rapidly entering Ukrainian art at that time. The bust-length image of the woman is presented in the tradition of secular portrait painting of the 18th century, being devoid of static and full of expression.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Ludwika Eleonora Rzewuska
Lifetime of the person portrayed