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In 1884 and 1885, being a member of an archaeological expedition, Jacek Malczewski traveled through Asia Minor and Greece with his longtime friend Count Karol Lanckoronski, the owner of the palace in Novyi Rozdil. This watercolor drawing comes from that journey. Adalia, and now Antalya, is the capital of the province of the same name in Turkey. It is located on the southwest coast of Anatolia. The city was founded as "Attaleia" (ancient Greek Ἀττάλεια) and named after its founder Attalos II, King of Pergamon. This name, which is still used in Greek, later appeared in Turkish as Adalia and then Antalya.