Portrait of Wiktoria Pociej
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Wiktoria Pociej was the daughter of Stanislaw Potocki, the Poznan voivode, and Helena Zamoyska. She was married to the Lithuanian guardsman Ludwik Pociej. Her portrait was painted following the canons of a ceremonial European portraiture of the second half of the 18th century. Wiktoria is depicted in a slight turn in a nominal oval on a dark background, which is illuminated near the face drawing attention to her lyrical figure. The woman is dressed in a décolleté dress with a jeweled brooch, an ashy wig, and a black ribbon around her neck which was fashionable for the rococo period. The artist paid particular attention to the aristocratic features of the proud and self–confident noblewoman's face. An inscription on the oval around the woman informs about the portrayed "Wiktorya z Potockich corka Stanislava woiewody Poznanskiego i Heleny Zamoyskiey woiewodzianki Smolenski Pociejowa Straznikowa littewska". There is a similar portrait which belonged to the Potocki–Sadowski collection (Ж-1110). The painting is paired with a portrait of her husband in Wroclaw and bears the signature of the author F. Pawlikowicz.
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- Wiktoria Pociej