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Národní galerie Praha – Palác Kinských

National Gallery Prague - Kinsky Palace


Kinsky Palace (Palác Kinských) houses the collection of prints and drawings of the National Gallery Prague (Národní galerie Praha). The Old Masters collection is located at the Sternberg Palace (Šternberský palác).

The Collection of Prints and Drawings comprises over 400.000 works from the Middle Ages to the present. The Netherlandish artworks are represented by approximately 500 drawings and about 30.000 prints where the works from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century constitute the core of the collection.

The Sylvan Landscape with Five Bears by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, with the Sketch of a River Landscape with Boats on the verso, is one of the highlights. The collection of  Mannerist drawings, including works by Bartholomaeus Spranger, Roelandt Savery, Joris Hoefnagel, Maerten de Vos, Hendrick Goltzius, or Abraham Bloemaert, is rather noteworthy. The artists of the seventeenth century are represented by, for example, Willem Buytewech, Karel Dujardin, and Samuel van Hoogstraten. Furthermore, the collection incorporates a substantial portion of Renaissance and Mannerist prints (Hieronymus Cock, Aegidius Sadeler, Goltzius and his pupils, and others), over 70 etchings by Rembrandt, and a large number of Dutch and Flemish prints.

Blanka Kubíková, Senior Curator of Old Master Prints and Drawings (June 2020)

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