Leibowicz Radiviliana

The VU Library Collection of Graphic Arts includes over 91,000 artworks. At the moment, works of portrait engraver Herszek Leibowicz are digitized and presented on the internet.

Herszek Leibowicz, a well known XVIII c.portrait engraver of Lithuania was an artist at Nieswiez, a Radziwill family castle in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Throughout 1745–1758 he forged in copper engravings, one hundred and sixty five portraits of the Radziwill family that were hanging in the art gallery of Nieswiez castle. In 1758, M. F. Wobe published an album, named Icones Familiae Ducalis Radvilianae (Images of the Grand Ducal Radziwill Family). This album was repeatedly published in Petersbourg in 1875. VUL possess Radziwill portraits on separate pages published in Petersbourg.