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Stanislaw Kostka Potocki

Series: 200th anniv of the founding of the National Museum in Wilanow

Stanislaw Kostka Potocki

Poland, 2005, 1.30 Zl. 11 (1/2). multicoloured

Michel: 4191, block 164
Scott: SS 3784a
Stanley Gibbons: MS4188
Yvert et Tellier: 3939

The year 2005 shall witness the 200th anniversary of the founding of the National Museum in Wilanow. Wilanow, the seat of king Jan 3rd Sobieski until the present day charms with the beauty of its picturesque architecture and decorative richness, amazes with the magnificence and freshness of its palace gardens. A magnificent card in Wilanow's history was marked, at the turn of the 18th cent., by a famous art expert, lover and connoisseur - Stanisław Kostka Potocki who, in the year 1805, opened in Wilanow one of the first public museums in Poland. In the Palace interior there were arranged, among others, historic apartments (17-19th cent.), the Gallery of Polish Portrait (16 - 19th cent.), and in the hothouse - an Articraft Gallery. In 1968 the first in the world Poster Museum was founded in the place of the former riding-school.

Polish Post added splendor to the anniversary of the founding of the museum by introducing into circulation four post stamps presenting exhibits from the museum's collections. They present a painting of J.L.David "Stanislaw Kostka Potocki" (1781) and other paintings: "Nautilus Wine-Cup" (17th cent.), "Clock with Jason" (19th cent.), "Flower Girl" (porcelain 18th cent.)

Artists: David Jacques-Louis

Plots: David Jacques Louis

Stanislaw Kostka Potocki
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