In addition to the grandiose historical canvases, a lot of portraits came out from under Mateiko’s brush. There are among them ceremonial portraits of the famous contemporaries of the artist, there are also portraits of friends and relatives. Written in intimate, homely colors, they are not cluttered with details and details.
Such, for example, is the portrait of Anthony Serafinsky. Especially light and gentle artist wrote his children. Despite the fact that the “Portrait of the Three Children of the Artist”, 1870 is designed in the tradition of the “palace portrait”, it breathes home comfort and warmth.
Of the self-portraits of Mateiko, the most famous is the self-portrait written by the artist a year before his death, in which he depicted himself sitting in a deep chair in his workshop.