The Graphic Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is one of the most important graphic collections in Austria. The holdings include ca. 40.000 drawings, 22.000 photographs and 36.000 prints with about 100.000 single sheets from different periods of European art history from the fourteenth century to the present.
From the Dutch and Flemish region, there are a few dozen drawings and several hundred prints ranging from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The most famous drawings of this group are the Hellship by Hieronymus Bosch (or his studio) and five study sheets (probably out of a sketchbook) by Rembrandt Harmensz. Van Rijn. Additionally there are outstanding drawings by Ferdinand Bol, Hans Bol, Paul Bril, Hendrick van Cleve, Anton Crussens, Jan Swart van Groningen, Philips Koninck, Pieter Molijn, Jacob Pynas, Jacob Savery, Bartholomeus Spranger, Pieter Stevens, Abraham Storck, David Teniers II., Esaias van de Velde, Hans Vredeman de Vries or a bundle of 23 pastel drawings by Anthonie Waterloo. The print collection includes a few early prints from the fifteenth century, while from the sixteenth century onwards, a larger group of Masters is represented, such as Lucas van Leyden, Hendrick Goltzius or Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn.
Rene Schober, Curator (June 2020)