Portrait of Stanislaw Potocki
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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 bust-length figure of a man in knightly armour and with the Order of the White Eagle. A bulky figure with a firmly set head, high forehead, plump lips, small eyes, and double chin has a heavy and somewhat stern appearance. The bright spot in the painting is a red cape tied into a knot on his right shoulder. The Lviv National Art Gallery houses one more portrait of Stanislaw Potocki at an older age.
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