Polish Winkelmann

In 1815 Stanisław Kostka Potocki publishes a treatise entitled “History of Ancient Art, or the Polish Winkelmann”. It is a comprehensive translation of Johann Joachim Winkelmann's classic, the first Polish textbook on the history of art, which Potocki supplements with chapters on oriental art. Some of the described works of art form part of Potocki's collection displayed in the Wilanów Palace.