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  • Family Portrait

    Artist:
    Schultz, Daniel II. 1615-1683
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    166x231 cm

Schultz, Daniel II. 1615-1683

Family Portrait

Germany, 1664

Daniel Schultz, a German artist, spent his career outside his native country. Perhaps the artist's most important work, this family portrait was painted in Gdansk in 1664. In turning to official portraiture, he retained all the characteristics of the type - the full-length figures, the luxurious dress, the vases and columns - but majesty and formality here give way to the great realism with which the no longer young Polish grandee and the members of his family are shown. At the centre of the group is a richly dressed elder boy, for whom a celebration has been arranged in honour of his becoming a royal falconer. The local colours - cherry, dark green and orange - are subordinated to the unity of the silvery-brown tone. In the style we can sense the influence of Dutch and Flemish masters of the 17th century.

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Family Portrait

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oil

Dimensions:

166x231 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1937; transferred from the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-8540

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