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Waclaw Rzewuski "Emir" (1785–1831, Krzywda coat of arms) was a son of the last Polish Crown Hetman Seweryn Rzewuski and Princess Konstancja Malgorzata Lubomirska. He was a count, nobleman, and traveler known in Europe as Taj al-Fahr, Abd al-Niszan, Emir Golden Beard, and Cossack Otaman Rewucha. He was brought up and studied at a military institute, and served in the Austrian Hussar Regiment. The half-length image of Waclaw Rzewuski is characteristic of the ceremonial and representative portraits of the 18th century, which are characterized by monumentality and a refined depiction of man. The man is shown in a formal pose, slightly turned, with one of his arms down at his side and the other lying on his belt. Waclaw Rzewuski admired the East, lived there for some time, and wore Turkish clothes. It is in the image of an oriental nobleman that a man is depicted in a portrait. A figure in a white turban emerges from a dark background. The shrewd gaze of the person portrayed is directed at the viewer.
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