Karol Lanckoro ski and His Viennese Collection (2 vols.)
by Winiewicz-Wolska, Joanna
Cracow, Poland: Wawel Royal Castle, 2014. Hardcover. VG- (Front hinge of first volume separated from book block and has been reglued; few scuffs to covers; otherwise the set is quite nice.). 2 vols. Gray & illus. boards, illus. flyleaves, 528 + 316 pp., BW and color illus. The two-volume set that sets out to recreate the details of the collection of artwork once owned by Vienna-based Polish writer and art patron Karol Lanckoro ski (1848-1933). The first volume is a narrative history of the man, his collection, and the palace he once called home. The second is an annotated and illustrated catalogue of his one-time inventory of 1268 paintings, sculptures, and miniatures. Much historical art research went into this project, which reveals a fascinating story that few of us have ever heard of.
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