• Teresa Łubieńska née Bielińska
  • Teresa Łubieńska née Bielińska
  • Teresa Łubieńska née Bielińska
  • Teresa Łubieńska née Bielińska - 1
  • Teresa Łubieńska née Bielińska - 2
  • Teresa Łubieńska née Bielińska - 3

Teresa Łubieńska née Bielińska

Object type
78,7 x 63,1 cm
The Palace on the Isle - Bacchus Room, ground floor
Place of Origin
Warsaw (Poland, Mazowieckie)
The Royal Łazienki
Museum number
ŁKr 870
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Teresa Bielińska (d. c. 1735?) was the daughter of Kazimierz Ludwik, Grand Marshal of the Crown and the sister of Marianna Denhoff, king’s August II the Strong’s mistress (see cat. no. 84). In 1711 she married Bogusław Łubieński, Major General of the Saxon and Polish armies, from 1717 Inspector-General of the Dragoons, from 1728 Castellan of Sandomierz.

The painting belongs to a group of 15 portraits which are traditionally believed to have been acquired by Stanisław August in 1764 from Kasper Lubomirski, together with the Ujazdów estate (for the series, see cat. no. 48). The list of paintings which could be found in Ujazdów Castle in 1765 … does not mention a portrait of Łubieńska, although it is possible the Łazienki likeness is one of the 19 ‘portraits of ladies’ recorded there. It is to be assumed that these were the portraits of famous beautiful women from the time of August II which the king may have accumulated at Ujazdów Castle in the period when he leased it from the Lubomirskis—in the years 1720–30. …

In the 1783, 1793, 1793–95 and 1795 catalogues of the Stanisław August collection, the painting is recorded as being an anonymous work; in the 1784–92 catalogue the entry can be interpreted (although rather ambiguously) as indicating it could be by Ádám Mányoki. [See D. Juszczak, H. Małachowicz, The Stanisław August Collection of Paintings at the Royal Łazienki. Catalogue, Royal Łazienki Museum, Warsaw 2016, no. 68, p. 262.]

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