Portrait of Ignacy Sadowski
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In the eighteenth century, portraits of children by themselves were quite rare. Depicting the descendants of the famous by ancestry parents, portraits had representative functions. In portraits, children were often dressed in costumes similar to those worn by adults, with wigs on their heads. They were represented with a stiff back and fixed facial expression. The portrait from the Chortkiv castle depicts a child, Ignacy Sadowski. The author managed to convey the spontaneity of the boy portrayed. Ignatius Sadowski is dressed in bright clothes and a hat with black and white feathers. Such hats were worn both by girls and boys in the 18th century. In the upper part of the portrait there is an inscription, which testifies that the person portrayed is a son of Stanislaw Sadowski and Franciszka Potocka.
- The name of the person portrayed
- Ignacy Sadowski