SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES

SKETCHBOOKS

The Albertina boasts around 360 sketchbooks, predominantly by Austrian and German artists of the 19th and 20th century, including precious examples of works by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.

 

PORTRAIT MINIATURES

This collection comprises around 300 works, including precious masterpieces by Jean Baptiste Isabey, Friedrich Heinrich Füger and Moritz Michael Daffinger. 

 

HISTORIC SHEETS

The collection of historic sheets, comprising several hundred graphic art prints from the 16th to the 19th century, documents historic events and personalities of Europe, with a focus gravitating towards Vienna. 

 

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, CIMELIA AND PORTFOLIOS

These special collections contain masterpieces ranging from examples of early book art to large-scale, exclusive portfolios of contemporary art. 

 

ARCHIVES

The archives devoted to individual artists, e.g., the Egon Schiele archive, or the Klimt, Kokoschka and Loos archives, contain documents such as letters, photographs, official certificates, and postcards, serving as valuable supplementary elucidations of the main body of the artists’ work. 

 

 

Picture Gallery

 

Jean-Baptiste Isabey
Carl, Archduke of Austria

Peter Fendi
Mother Drinking From a Bowl With Child on Her Arm (miniature on the velvet lid of the "Liechtenstein Album"), around 1837

Peter Fendi

Franz I., Emperor of Austria, 1834

Moritz Michael Daffinger
Portrait of Marianne Baroness Zeis von Edelstein, around 1840