Collection

Portrait of an Unknown Man

unknown

Basic information
ID
Ж-1136
Author
unknown
Name
Portrait of an Unknown Man
Date of creation
18th c.
Technique
oil painting
Material
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
73 x 59
Additionally
Type
painting
Genre
portraiture
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
In the first half of the 18th century, the role of burghers increased considerably, which led to the emergence of burghers’ portraits. They were painted mainly by provincial artists. The ceremonial portrait shows a mature man. The man is presented in a formal pose, slightly turned, dressed in a terracotta kontush over a white żupan and girded with an expensive kontush belt. The portrait is characterized by a flat painting manner. A replica of this portrait is preserved in the collection of the Lviv National Art Gallery.