The Graphic collection

The Graphic collection was founded in 1901 as an independent department of the Landesmuseum Joanneum which itself had been established in 1811. In 1941, the Graphic Collection was divided up among the departments of the Alte and Neue Galerie. Today, the Graphic collection at the Alte Galerie consists of almost 15,000 works. It contains drawings and prints from the period ranging from 1500 to the end of the 18th century.

 

The print collection features internationally renowned names such as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden, Jacques Callot, Stefano della Bella, Rembrandt van Rijn, Daniel Chodowiecki and Richard Earlom, etc. It also includes many works by Styrian artists. Temporally, the focus is on the 18th century. Alongside Vienna, Graz played an important role in graphics production, especially during the Counter-Reformation period.

 

The collection of drawings is fewer in number (slightly more than 400). It is characterised by a preponderance of works created by Austrian and Southern German Baroque artists. Famous names such as Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Paul Troger, Martin Johann Schmidt, known as Kremser Schmidt, Daniel Gran and others should be mentioned in this regard. Here, too, the focus is on artists working in Styria such as Giovanni Pietro de Pomis and Hans Adam Weißenkircher. Works by Hans Rottenhammer, Franz Xaver Palko, Januarius Zick and Thomas Christian Winck represent the German school. Moreover, the small collection also features drawings by artists from the Netherlands (Abraham Bloemaert, Peter Candid), France (François Verdier, Charles Louis Clerisseau) and Italy (FraBartolommeo, Bartolomeo Cesi).

The holdings of the Graphic collection can be viewed by prior appointment.

 

Since 2019, the permanent collection in the Alte Galerie has been complemented by a separate small graphics room which presents two to three themes of the gallery each year.

Graphic Collection

Prints – An early mass medium



Since 2019, the permanent collection in the Alte Galerie has been complemented by a separate small graphics room which presents two to three themes of the gallery each year.

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Alte Galerie, Schloss Eggenberg

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9560
altegalerie@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours
01. July to 31. October Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
01. November to 31. March 2021

closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour and by prior appointment until 22. December 2020



Opening Hours Library
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26th October

Contact:

Mag. Dr. Karin Leitner-Ruhe