Portrait of Count Stanislas Potocki

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Portrait of Count Stanislas Potocki
Jacques-Louis David - Equestrian portrait of Stanisław Kostka Potocki - Google Art Project.jpg
Artist Jacques-Louis David
Year 1781
Type oil on canvas
Dimensions 304 cm × 218 cm (120 in × 86 in)
Location Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów, Warsaw

The Portrait of Count Stanislas Potocki is a 1781 equestrian portrait of the Polish patron, politician, writer and Prime Minister of Poland Stanisław Kostka Potocki by the French painter Jacques-Louis David. It was painted in Rome when the artist and subject met during David's stay at the Villa Medici after winning the first prize for painting in the Prix de Rome, and chronologically after his Saint Roch interceding with the Virgin for the Plague-Stricken and before Belisarius begging for alms.[1] Its equestrian format is owed to influences from Rubens.[2]

Potocki, the subject of the painting, displayed it at Wilanów Palace, his residence near Warsaw. Ownership passed to the Branicki family in 1892.[1] During the Second World War it was looted by the German forces, then passed into Soviet Russian hands after the war, before being repatriated to Poland in 1956.[1] It is now on show in the Museum of King John III's Palace at Wilanów.

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  1. ^ a b c (English) Grand Palais (Paris, France), Detroit Institute of Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) (12 June-7 Sept., 1975). French painting 1774-1830: the age of revolution. Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 363.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ (English) "Jacques Louis David". www.artprofessor.com. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 

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Media related to Equestrian portrait of Stanisław Kostka Potocki at Wikimedia Commons