The Liechtenstein Princely Collections contain major works from five centuries of European art and are among the most important private art collections worldwide.
They provide a unique perspective on the developments in Dutch and Flemish painting in all its facets and beauty – from its beginnings to well into the eighteenth century. Displayed alongside the paintings of their contemporaries together with sculpture, tapestries, engravings and furniture, works by the major masters such as Quinten Massijs, Lucas van Valckenborch, Jan Brueghel the Elder and Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Rembrandt, Gerard Dou, Rubens, van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens und Frans Snijders provide a comprehensive overview of all the important developments and genres of this period. As regards the core area of Flemish painting, probably no other collection in the world boasts holdings of such wealth and quality: with thirty-three autograph paintings and numerous engravings by Rubens, the Princely Collections possess one of the richest and most varied groups of works by this artist, in addition to a score of paintings by his pupil and assistant van Dyck.
The focus of the exhibition at the Liechtenstein summer palace in Vienna is Rubens’s Decius Mus Cycle, while further works of Flemish and Dutch painting can be viewed in this authentic setting in the context of exclusive events or pre-booked guided tours. In addition, selected works of art are regularly on public view in the form of individual loans to other institutions or more extensively as highlights of major international exhibitions.
Alexandra Hanzl, Deputy Director & Curator (June 2020)
For an overview of past, current and future exhibitions in Austria and abroad, please see the exhibition pages on www.liechtensteincollections.at
Fürstliche Schätze: Die Fürsten von Liechtenstein als Sammler und Bauherren
Die Schätze der Liechtenstein : Paläste, Gemälde, Skulpturen : Liechtenstein collections
The Hohenbuchau collection : Dutch and Flemish paintings from the Golden Age
Sutton, Peter, Kräftner, Johann
Liechtenstein Museum Vienna: the collections
Kräftner, Johann, Andrea Stockhammer