Portrait of an Unknown Bishop
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Along with portraits of burghers and noblemen, images of clergymen took a significant place in Ukrainian painting. They were painted according to the canonical scheme in the clothes of churchmen of a certain rank. Images of prominent church figures, namely metropolitans, archbishops, and representatives of the clerical elite were introduced into the portrait gallery. The works were often painted in restrained colors, without excessive decorativeness, giving them special expressiveness and attention to the faces and characters depicted. The portrait of an unknown bishop was mentioned in the inventory records of Wiktor Baworowski in 1906: "portret niewiadomego polskiego jepiskopa 18 st. herbu ‘Oksza’". In the upper left corner of the painting there is Oksza coat of arms and the letters Р-А-І Е-Т G-R C-T-A.