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Ján Kupecký: Self-portrait with Portrait of his Wife
1711, oil, National Gallery, Prague

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Martin Činovský
Miloš Ondráček
October 15, 1997
Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague
Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Motif:  J.G.Saiter: Self-portrait of Ján Kupecký ( copperplate, Galéria mesta Bratislavy)
FDC Engraving:  Miloš Ondráček
Cancellation Design:  Rudolf Cigánik
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  10 000

Ján Kupecký (1667 Pezinok - 1740 Nuremberg). Painter and a leading representative of the Baroque burgher portrait.

Born to a Czech family, Ján Kupecký spent the first fifteen years of his life in Slovakia, where he learned his craft at Holič. After a period in Vienna he left for Italy, whence he returned to the Austrian capital to become one of the most sought-after portrait painters of his time. Showered with commissions from the nobility, he travelled throughout central Europe, painted the portrait of Peter the Great and refused an appointment as second court artist. Influenced by the schools of Bologna, Rome and Venice, he favoured the French presentational type of portrait. His oeuvre includes eighteen self-portaits.

Kupecký's works are to be found in Europe's leading galleries, while Bratislava City Gallery boasts the most complete collection of prints executed after his paintings (a procedure the artist himself facilitated).

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