Portrait of Wiktoria Potocka
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Wiktoria Potocka of the Wisniowiecki family was a wife of Jozef Potocki, castellan of Krakow. The half-length image of a woman is executed in the tradition of secular portrait painting of the 18th century. The stylistic changes in the Ukrainian portraiture were in line with the trends that took place in European painting. The image is devoid of static. There is much emotional color and expression in the work. Wiktoria Potocka is depicted in elderly age, which the artist does not try to hide. The provincial artist painted the face of the elderly woman in detail and in a planar manner. On the head, instead of a luxurious wig worn by young women, one can see a cap with a small red bow that matches a fur-lined cape. In the upper right corner of the portrait, there is an inscription: "Wiktoryia Zwisnio Wiecki c… Lesczynska zona IOiozefa Potockiego Kasztelana Krakowskiego Hetmana Wielkego Koronnego".
- The name of the person portrayed
- Wiktoria Potocka