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Andrzej Mokronowski

Date
1770
Object type
painting
Technique
oil
Material
canvas
Dimensions
65,0 x 53,4 cm
Acquisition date
1783
Location
Not on display
Marks and inscriptions
signed and dated colson. px. 1770, on right, along the edge; red number 78 of the Stanisław August collection, bottom right; back of the canvas covered with paper with a detailed biography of the sitter and the inscription: Malowany ten portret in Paris przez Colsona w 1770 [Portrait painted in Paris by Colson in 1770]
Place of Origin
Paris (France)
Owner
The Royal Łazienki
Museum number
ŁKr 829
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Andrzej Mokronowski of the Bogoria coat of arms (1713–84), Marshal of the Sejm 1776 and Sejm Deputy for Warsaw, Voivode of Masovia in 1781, for many years the lover of the king’s sister, Izabela, whom he married in 1771 after the death of her husband, Jan Klemens Branicki. He was a protegé of Stanisław August, as is demonstrated by the unprecedented event which took place on 31 October 1776, the last day of the meeting of the Sejm. The retiring Marshal Mokronowski was called to the throne where the king personally awarded him the Order of the White Eagle … . The king’s fondness for Mokronowski is also reflected in the fact that his portrait was on the list of paintings the king planned to take to Grodno after his abdication. …

Marcello Bacciarelli made a copy of the portrait, probably at the king’s behest. He added the riband of the Order of the White Eagle on his chest, which Mokronowski was awarded in 1776, i.e. six years after he sat for Colson (National Museum in Poznań … ). Bacciarelli omitted the outlines of the tents which are visible in the background of the original and which allude to the sitter’s military career—he was a major general of both French and Polish armies. [See D. Juszczak, H. Małachowicz, The Stanisław August Collection of Paintings at the Royal Łazienki. Catalogue, Royal Łazienki Museum, Warsaw 2016, no. 32, pp. 141–143.]

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