Henryk Rodakowski .........(5)
(Lviv July 9, 1823 - December 28, 1894 Cracow)


Portrait of Adam Mickiewicz Marshal Self-Portrait

"Portrait of Adam Mickiewicz", 1856, oil on canvas, 126 x 93 cm, Museum of Literature, Warsaw
"Marshal", 1859, oil on canvas, 56 x 46.5 cm, National Museum, Poznan
"Self-Portrait", 1853, oil on canvas, 57.3 x 50.3 cm, National Museum, Wroclaw

Portrait of Zofia Dzieduszycka Nude Study of a Prisoner Wlodzimierz Dzieduszycki

"Portrait of Zofia Dzieduszycka", 1874, oil on canvas, 112.3 x 80 cm, Silesian Museum, Katowice
"Nude Study of a Prisoner", crayon on paper, 47.6 x 30 cm, National Museum, Warsaw
"Wlodzimierz Dzieduszycki", 1880, oil on canvas, 120 x 85 cm, National Museum, Cracow

Portrait of the Artist's Daughter, Maria Wozniakowska Portrait of the Artist's Stepdaughter, Leonia Blühdorn Portrait of the Artist's Mother

"Portrait of the Artist's Daughter, Maria Wozniakowska", 1891, oil on canvas, 119.5 x 85 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"Portrait of the Artist's Stepdaughter, Leonia Blühdorn", 1871, oil on canvas, 101.5 x 74.5 cm, National Museum, Warsaw
"Portrait of the Artist's Mother", 1853, oil on canvas, Museum of Art, Lodz

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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