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Jan Jerzy Przebendowski

1710 (?)
Object type
79,6 x 62,5 cm
Acquisition date
The Palace on the Isle - Bacchus Room, ground floor
Marks and inscriptions
red number 975 of the Stanisław August collection, bottom right
Place of Origin
Poland (Europe)
The Royal Łazienki
Museum number
ŁKr 880
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Born in Königlich-Preußen (Polish: Prusy Królewskie) Jan Jerzy Przebendowski of the Przebendowski coat of arms (1639–1729), Voivode of Malbork 1697–1703, Treasurer of the Crown 1703–29, together with Szembek, Flemming and Denhoff (cf. cat. nos. 67, 85 and 135) was one of the earliest supporters of August II. He was awarded the Order of the White Eagle in 1711 or 1712 … .

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 the portrait of Przebendowski, but it could be one of the ‘three portraits in armour’ recorded there. …

In the 1783, 1793, 1793–95 and 1795 catalogues of the Stanisław August collection and 19th-century sources and literature, the painting is recorded as being an anonymous work. …

The portrait is an inferior copy of a now unknown original, which may have been painted by Mányoki. It repeats the compositional scheme often used by the painter in portraits dating from the 1720s, repeated in engravings by Martin Bernigeroth. [See D. Juszczak, H. Małachowicz, The Stanisław August Collection of Paintings at the Royal Łazienki. Catalogue, Royal Łazienki Museum, Warsaw 2016, no. 127, pp. 465–467.]

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