Henryk Rodakowski .........(4)
(Lviv July 9, 1823 - December 28, 1894 Cracow)


French Landscape Landscape Dniester River

"French Landscape", charcoal, crayon on paper, 19.5 x 27 cm, National Museum, Warsaw
"Landscape", 1878, oil on canvas, 26 x 31 cm, National Museum, Warsaw
"Dniester River", c. 1878-89, oil on canvas, 29 x 34 cm, private collection

Chicken War Portrait of the Artist's Aunt Babetta Singer Portrait of the Artist's Brother Maksymilian

"Chicken War", 1872, oil on canvas, 190 x 265 cm, National Museum, Warsaw
"Portrait of the Artist's Aunt Babetta Singer", 1863, oil on canvas, 117 x 87 cm, National Museum, Warsaw
"Portrait of the Artist's Brother Maksymilian", 1863, oil on canvas, 109.5 x 76.5 cm, National Museum, Warsaw

Sleeping Girl Portrait of Leon Sapieha Portrait of Jules Holtzapffl

"Sleeping Girl", 1841, watercolour on paper, private collection
"Portrait of Leon Sapieha", 1878, oil on canvas, 120 x 85 cm, National Museum, Cracow
"Portrait of Jules Holtzapffl", 1846, watercolour on paper, 25 x 20 cm, National Museum, Warsaw

Henryk Rodakowski, who made an excellent debut at the 1852 Salon, where he received a gold medal for his Portrait of General Henryk Dembinski, praised in a poem by Cyprian Kamil Norwid, was (...) trained in Paris. The following year, Rodakowski featured his Portrait of the Artist's Mother, the "masterpiece" lauded by Delacroix. Although a born portrait painter, Rodakowski felt the need to create historical compositions, with themes taken from the history of Poland. Increasingly intense anticipation of a "Polish epic work" was the foremost challenge for painters of his generation. Nonetheless, despite enormous effort put into their realisation, historical canvases by Rodakowski remain scarce and unconvincing, and did not progress beyond the initial stage." [*]

Artist’s paintings in: malarze.com

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