Old Masters Gallery Dresden

The Old Masters Picture Gallery is part of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, one of the world´s most important museums. The Old Masters Picture Gallery holds outstanding masterpieces from the history of European art. These include such famous Italian Renaissance works as Raphael´s “Sistine Madonna”, Giorgione´s “Sleeping Venus”, Titian´s “Tribute Money” and Correggio´s “Nativity”. There are also impressive works of the Italian Baroque. The gallery´s outstanding 18th-century works include paintings by Tiepolo, Canaletto and Rosalba Carriera. The Dutch section of the exhibition contains famous paintings such as the Virgin Triptych by Jan van Eyck and masterpieces of Flemish Baroque painting by Rubens, van Dyck and Jordaens. Outstanding among the works of the Dutch Baroque are, in particular, the museum´s collection of six paintings by Rembrandt, including his famous “Self-Portrait with Saskia”. In addition, there are two paintings by Jan Vermeer, one of which is the “Girl Reading a Letter”. Examples of 17th-century French painting include an impressive ensemble of works by Poussin and Claude Lorrain. Among the artists of the following century we find not only Watteau and Lancret but also many painters who were directly associated with the Saxon court. The department of Spanish paintings displays a representative selection of works by the most important artists. As well as El Greco these include, above all, Ribera and Velázquez along with Zurbarán and Murillo. The school of German painting is given particular prominence. As well as works by remarkable Renaissance artists such as Duerer and Holbein, the museum holds the world´s largest collection of works by the two Cranachs.

Museum: Old Masters Gallery Dresden
City: Dresden
Country: Germany
Address: Zwinger
Website: http://www.skdmuseum.de/