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Jan PotockiLancut CastleSkowronekArab StallionJozef Potocki

Count Józef Potocki (1862-1922) inherited his mother’s estate in Antoniny, while his elder brother Roman was master of Łańcut. A man of remarkable talent and energy, he turned the 55,000 ha property into a very profitable entreprise. His gains financed the expansion of the stud via acquisitions of new stock in Egypt, India and the Middle East, which brought him in contact with Anne & Wilfred Blunt. His true passion however was hunting. Józef organized several remarkable expeditions in the 1890s to India, Ceylon, Somaliland and later to the Sudan, recounted in beautifully bound and illustrated books. One of them was translated in English under the title “Sport in Somaliland”. In the latter part of his life he actively engaged in the political life of Tsarist Russia. His estate was looted during the Russian Civil War and found itself permanently in Soviet territory after 1921.


The Man who Bred
Skowronek

by Andrew Steen
2002
English
Lady Anne Blunt:
Journals &
Correspondence
1878-1917

Alexander Heriot & Co Ltd
1986
English
Sport in Somaliland
Text by Ct Józef Potocki.
Illustrations by P.
Stachiewicz Rowland Ward
Rare book
1901
English
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