A close acquaintance and friend of Miłosz Kotarbiński was Julian Maszyński - painter, drawer, illustrator of books.
Most likely Maszyński met the residents of Chrzęsne through a painter Jan Owidzki, kindred with both Koskowski and the Maszyńskis (Owidzki's sister, Mary, was a sister in law of Maszyński). Perhaps the painter ended up in Chrzęsne through another amateur artist, Tytus Babczyński, who rubbed shoulders with a circle of Warsaw artists, when he lectured at the faculty of mathematics at the Main School of Warsaw, where Maszyński studied.
Babczyński since 1875 was married to one of the Koskowski sisters, so through him the marriage of Maszyński with eighteen years old Stanisława Koskowska, fourth in turn daughter of the owners of Chrzęsne, might have materialized. Thanks to this relationship the painter became co-owner of Mokra Wieś, the estate adjacent to Chrzęsne.
From that moment the Maszyńskis often spent summer months in Mokra Wieś, just as the Kotarbińskis in Chrzęsne.