In the years 1936-1938 Jozef Korolkiewicz lived in Rome, Italy dividing his time between painting and vocal studies with Astolfo Pescia. The photograph is from 1938;  from the left:
Astolfo Pescia, Jerzy Czaplicki, Jozef Korolkiewicz.
Jerzy Czaplicki was a famous Polish baritone singer. He was employed for many years at the
Chicago Opera and a good friend of Jozef Korolkiewicz.