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Adam Mikołaj Sieniawski

1st half of the 18th c.
Object type
79,0 x 62,9 cm
Acquisition date
The Palace on the Isle - Bacchus Room, ground floor
Marks and inscriptions
red number 973 of the Stanisław August collection, bottom right
Place of Origin
Poland (Europe)
The Royal Łazienki
Museum number
ŁKr 137
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The portrait of Adam Mikołaj Sieniawski (1666–1726), Great Hetman of the Crown, 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). … Sieniawski was related to the Lubomirskis through his marriage in 1687 to Elżbieta, the daughter of Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski; from 1720 Elżbieta was the owner of Wilanów. …

Sieniawski was a supporter of August II. He was appointed Field Hetman in 1702, and Great Hetman of the Crown in 1706. He was one of the most important leaders of the Sandomierz Confederation which was formed in defence of August II as the legally elected Polish King. …

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 painting, and perhaps also its prototype, were made in the 1720s, shortly after Sieniawski was awarded the Order of the White Eagle in 1713–14 … , the riband and star of which are visible in the portrait. [See D. Juszczak, H. Małachowicz, The Stanisław August Collection of Paintings at the Royal Łazienki. Catalogue, Royal Łazienki Museum, Warsaw 2016, no. 128, p. 470.]

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