|"Portrait of Catherine and Mary Radzivill", 1646|
Friday, September 27, 2013
"Portrait of Catherine and Mary Radzivill" - BELARUS
This official card was sent by Julija, a postcrosser from Belarus and it shows a portrait of two women, Catherine and Mary Radzivill, that I bet must had some social importance in the XVII century, but incredibly I coudn't found any information on the web about them or even the Painter, J. Shretter - it's funny, the only pages about this painting available are those made by postcrossers complaining about the lack of information. But don't get me wrong, Julija, I like your postcard very much, thanks a lot - I love painting reproductions. This postcard took 21 days to arrive!
The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus – the largest collection of the Belarusian and foreign art within the country – is located in the centre of Minsk. It has more than 27000 works of art comprising two main representative collections: the one of national art and the other of monuments of art of the countries and nations of the world.