Collection

Portrait of Stanislaw Potocki

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  • Portrait of Stanislaw Potocki 2
  • Portrait of Stanislaw Potocki 3
Basic information
ID
Ж-4633
Author
unknown
Name
Portrait of Stanislaw Potocki
Date of creation
18th c.
Technique
oil painting
Material
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
83 x 63
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
Stanislaw Potocki (1698–1760) was a Polish nobleman, military and political figure of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Marshal of the Galician Sejm and Ambassador), philanthropist, and architect. He was a voivode of Smolensk, Poznan, and Kyiv Voivodeships. Stanislaw Potocki was a son of Jozef Potocki and Wiktoria Leszczynska. The bust-length portrait of Stanislaw Potocki is characteristic of the ceremonial and representative images of the 18th century, which are characterized by monumentality. Along with the traditional painting techniques, the work has significant features. On a dark background, there is a half-length figure of a man in an olive green kyreia (upper long clothes) and a blue ribbon with the Order of the White Eagle over it. A bulky figure with a firmly set head, high forehead, plump lips, thick mustache and double chin has a heavy and stern appearance. In the upper right corner of the painting, there is an inscription: "Stanislaw Potocki syn Iozefa Kasztelana Krakowskieco hetmana wielkieco koronneco i Wiktoryi Leszczynskiey woiewodzianki podlaskicy woiewoda poznanski". This is one of two portraits of Stanislaw Potocki, which have been preserved in the Potocki-Sadowski collection (Chortkiv Castle). The other one depicts a man at a younger age.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Stanislaw Potocki
Lifetime of the person portrayed
1698–1760