Portrait of Franciszka Zaluska


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Basic information
Portrait of Franciszka Zaluska
Date of creation
2d half of the 18th c.
oil painting
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
98 x 71
Information about author
Object description
Franciszka Zaluska was first married to Szymon Lubecki, and later she became the wife of Karol Zaluski, Lithuanian Master of the Kitchen (kuchmistrz). In the ceremonial portrait, a woman sits in a graceful pose against a massive column and a blue sky with clouds. In the background, there is a fragment of the garden. Painted in a planar manner, the frozen face of a woman with a gaze directed at the viewer is somewhat lost. The portrait of Franciszka Zaluska is painted in the "Venetian" style, as evidenced by the mask in her right hand. The woman is clothed in a low-necked dress, decorated with a bouquet of flowers in the center. The hands and neck are decorated with lace. There are expensive earrings in her ears, and a silver wig with ostrich feathers, which was fashionable at that time, on her head. On the table, there is a plate with a ring on it. According to T. Sabodash, it may indicate Franciszka's engagement with Karol Zaluski.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Franciszka Zaluska