Author: Lukoševičius Tadas, 1802 - 1842
Material / technique: oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 60x47 cm.
Signature: Lukaschewitsch 1841 (in the bottom-left corner of the painting).
TADEUSZ ŁUKASZEWICZ (1802–1842) was the son of a painter and a graduate of Vilnius School of Art. In the late 1820s, he studied as an external student under Jan Rustem, and from 1829 he was connected with the Plater-Sieberg family of landowners (he probably travelled abroad with them). At the time, he gave private drawing lessons. From 1839, with the support of his patrons, Łukaszewicz studied at Munich Academy of Art (he was one of the first artists from Lithuania at the academy), where he perfected his portrait painting skills. Unfortunately, the work of this talented artist has been little researched. His Portrait of a man from his Munich period shows his great skill. It is hard to say whether the sitter was one of his patrons, or whether it was commissioned. It is an intimate image, typical of the style of portrait painting in which most attention is paid to the individuality of the sitter instead of showing his social position. But the man depicted was obviously educated and well-off: his clothes are elegant and his posture is relaxed, but he gazes out at the viewer with a concentrated and attentive look. He may have been a Munich intellectual.
Reference: "RES PUBLICA" The art collection of the law firm Ellex Valiunas. Compiler R. Jononienė. Vilnius, 2018, P. 180.
Published: "RES PUBLICA" The art collection of the law firm Ellex Valiunas. Compiler R. Jononienė. Vilnius, 2018, P. 181, Cat. No. 48, P. 221.