The Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich is one of the most important and largest collections of prints and drawings in Switzerland. Around 160,000 works of art on paper are in its possession. In addition to a focus on Old Masters (with for example many works of Dutch and Flemish artists), it includes sizeable groups of works comprising Swiss prints and drawings from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.
The Graphische Sammlung possesses almost the complete stock of Rembrandt’s etchings, including a number of extremely rare and early prints. Other Dutch and Flemish artists represented by extensive groups of works are, among many others, Lucas van Leyden, Hendrick Goltzius, Jacob Matham, Jan Saenredam, Lucas Vorsterman, Anthony van Dyck, Anthonie Waterloo, Adriaen van Ostade and Jacob van Ruisdael.
Parts of the extensive collection are presented to the public in three or four temporary exhibitions per year. Interested individuals may visit the study room in order to examine and study works directly.
Susanne Pollack, Curator of Prints and Drawings, 15th-19th Century (June 2020)