Collection

Man’s Back Silhouette

Artur Grottger

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Basic information
ID
Г-V-1034
Author
Artur Grottger
Name
Man’s Back Silhouette
Date of creation
c.1852
Technique
drawing
Material
paper pencil
Additionally
Information about author
Author
Artur Grottger
Artist's lifetime
1837–1867
Biography
Artur Grottger was born in 1837 in the village of Otynevychi in the Lviv region (former Ottyniowice, Eastern Galicia). He studied at the Lviv School of Painting of Jan Maszkowski, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and Vienna (1852–1858). He is a leading representative of Polish Romanticism. He is known as a painter, periodical illustrator, graphic artist, and watercolorist. He is the author of six patriotic art cycles regarding the January Uprising against the Russian occupation of Poland of 1863, portraits, and local history materials. Artur Grottger died after a serious illness in Amélie-les-Bains, France, in 1867. He was buried in the Lychakiv Cemetery in Lviv (field No.95).
Object description
A full length image of a man is depicted from the back. The character is dressed in a camisole with a long slit, decorated with two large buttons at the waist. On his head there is a wide-brimmed hat. One can see the edges of a large bow. The man is holding a cane in his right hand. The background is shown in light colors.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Artur Grottger
Lifetime of the person portrayed
1837–1867