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Portrait of Stanisław Kostka Potocki



Here is a story about an equestrian portrait of Stanisław Kostka Potocki, a scholar, traveller and politician, creator of the Wilanów Museum, which for over 200 years has been open to the public.

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Author: Elżbieta Grygiel
Consultant: Krystyna Gutowska-Dudek





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Proprietors of the palace: from a king to a custodian (multimedium)

The Wilanów Palace, its beautiful gardens and buildings located in the park as well as the amassed works of art all constitute records of history. The venue commemorates Jan III, a warrior-king and at the same time a lover of books and paintings, a well-educated patron of art vividly interested in science. His memory was kept alive by Stanisław Kostka Potocki, an outstanding politician and founder of the Wilanów Museum.

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Extraordinary portrait (article, Silva Rerum)

The equestrian portrait of Stanisław Kostka Potocki by Jacques-Louis David is one of the most valuable and unusual canvases in …

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Entrance free for all (movie)

a film about art collector who created the Wilanów museum.


The most precious painting of the collection (movie)

What an artistocrat, a revolutionist, a horse and a dog have in common?


One night with the Constitution (movie)

See and learn how much Stanislas Kostka Potocki did for his …

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Wilanów Residence (multimedium)

The Wilanów residence is composed of the palace, its decorations and works of art, gardens and sculptures located in the park and also numerous buildings and monuments raised in the location since 1677. A visit to Wilanów, be it virtual or real, provides an opportunity to experience the core of our tradition that is also a part of the common European culture.