Portrait of John III Sobieski in a leopard skin

Jan Triciusca. 1680

The Wilanów Palace Museum

The Wilanów Palace Museum
Warsaw, Poland

The portrait is attributed to Jan Tricius, who served three Polish monarchs: John Casimir Vasa, Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki and John III Sobieski. He belonged to the most famous Polish painters of the 17th century. Information has survived that he made a journey around Europe and studied in the studios of Nicolas Poussin and Jacob Jordaens. In 1684 he was appointed the guardian of the pictures in the Wawel Castle in Cracow. However, there are still many unclear details both in his biography and in his artistic heritage.


  • Title: Portrait of John III Sobieski in a leopard skin
  • Creator Lifespan: ca. 1620 - 1692 or 1698
  • Creator Nationality: Polish
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Cracow (Poland)
  • Creator Birth Place: Cracow (Poland)?
  • Date Created: ca. 1680
  • Technique: oil on canvas
  • Provenance: Painting bought by the Wilanów Palace Museum in 2010.
  • Physical Dimensions: w620 x h750 mm
  • Painter: Jan Tricius (attributed to)
  • Original Title: Portret Jana III Sobieskiego w skórze lamparciej
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Wilanów Palace Museum, Photo: Z. Reszka

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