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Lviv Art Gallery in former Potocki Palace houses an impressive collection of European art from the 14th to 18th centuries, including works by Rubens, Bruegel, Goya and Caravaggio.

Potocki Palace in Lviv (Ukrainian: палац Потоцьких, palats Pototskykh; Polish: pałac Potockich) was built in the 1880s as an urban seat of Alfred Józef Potocki, former Minister-President of Austria. No cost was spared to make it the grandest nobleman's residence in the city, it is located on the street Copernicus ,15.

Count Alfred Józef Potocki (29 July 1817 or 1822, Łańcut - 18 May 1889, Paris) was a Polish nobleman (szlachcic), landowner, and a liberal-conservative monarchist Austrian politician and Prime Minister. He was born into a prominent noble family of Polish origin, although a subject of the Empire of Austria, and inherited the Łańcut ordynat estates from his father. His grandfather was the writer Jan Potocki, best known for his famous novel "The Manuscript Found in Saragossa". On 18 March 1851 in Sławuta, he married princess Maria Klementyna Sanguszko, heiress of the prominent Sanguszko princely family.
Alfred Józef Potocki is known for building the magnificent Potocki Palace, a grand residence in Lviv. In 1873 he co-founded the Akademia Umiejetnosci (Polish Academy of Skills) in Kraków. He ran a family distillery, which is today known as Polmos Łańcut.

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