Portrait of Eleonora Sulkowska
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Eleonora Sulkowska (?–1746) of the Cetner family was a cousin of Bishop Ignacy Cetner. The woman's mother came from the Krasicki family. The half-length image of a woman is executed in the tradition of secular portrait painting of the 18th century. The stylistic changes of the Ukrainian portraiture were in line with the trends of European painting. Images of fashionable dandies began to appear alongside the figures of courageous men with stern faces, as well as unemotional and restrained women on the canvases were replaced by ladies slightly smiling. From the end of the seventeenth century, portraits of noblewomen were painted in accordance with the standards of European art. Similarly, traditional clothing was replaced by French fashionable garments. Eleonora Sulkowska is depicted with a fashionable hairstyle, in a low-cut dress decorated with flowers on the chest, and with a delicate necklace around her neck. The image of a woman is full of lyricism. According to T. Sabodash, the portrait of Eleonora Sulkowska was probably painted by Silvestre Augustyn de Mirys (1700–1790), the artist of Scottish origin, who studied in France.
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