CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Nordico – Museum der Stadt Linz


The important holdings of drawings came to the museum Nordico in 1971 as a gift of 668 sheets from a private collection (Lugt 1120c). From those sheets, around 60 can be classified as Dutch and Flemish works, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. They range from first drafts, studies, sketches, preparatory drawings for paintings, prints and book illustrations to detailed individual drawings and late copies. A  few of the high-quality drawings are catalogued as “Dutch” or “Flemish”, as it has not yet been possible to identify the artist.

Among the rare works of the sixteenth century is a design for a stained glass window by Pieter Aertsen and some works by Aegidius Sadeler, Hans Speckaert, Maerten de Vos and Adam van Noort. Of course drawings by artists of the seventeenth and eighteenth century are better represented in the collection. Such as Salomon van Ruysdael, Anthonie Waterloo, Willem Schellinks – sketches for the atlas Bleau/Van der Hem – Abraham Bloemaert, Cornelis van Poelenburch, Leonaert Bramer, Ferdinand Bol – after a painting by Pieter Lastman – Adriaen van Ostade, Cornelis Dusart, Jan Goeree, Pieter van den Berge, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Gerard Seghers.

Herfried Thaler, former curator (march 2020)

Collection catalogues

Deutsche und Niederländische Zeichnungen: 16. und frühes 17. Jahrhundert
Pokorny, Erwin, Fritz Koreny and Herfried Thaler
Linz 1998

Niederländische Zeichnungen des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts
Pokorny, Erwin, Herfried Thaler
Linz 1993