Karol Lanckoroński and His Viennese Collection (vol. 1)
The first such indepth scholarly account of the celebrated Lanckoroński collection reconstructs, based on archival sources, the holdings scattered and partly destroyed during World War II. The author traces the history of the collection from its inception in 1815 and the purchase of paintings from the legacy of Stanislaus August Poniatowski, the last king of Poland, to 1950 when it was reclaimed by Count Lanckoroński’s heirs. This is the first volume of a two-volume set; the second volume will be catalogue raisonné of the collection.
Clocks in the Collections of the Wawel Royal CastleStanisława Link-Lenczowska
This collection catalogue encompasses ninety-two clocks and watches dating from the late sixteenth century to the early twentieth. Highlights of the collection include early table clocks by clockmakers from Gdańsk, Toruń, and Vilnius—such as a monstrance clock with a mermaid by the Gdańsk clockmaker Lorentz Wolbrecht—and a collection of eighteenth-century French cartel and pendule clocks. Bilingual edition; the complete English translation appears at the end of the volume.