The Albertina is world-renowned for its holdings of the Italian High Renaissance and also the Renaissance north of the Alps.

Particularly prominent points of gravity are formed by the prints and drawings of Albrecht Dürer. The Albertina safeguards some 120 drawings and watercolours as well as the complete body of graphic prints produced by this principal master of the German Renaissance.

The “miniatures” on the triumphal procession of Emperor Maximilian I by Albrecht Altdorfer and his school belong among the culminating points of the emperor’s courtly art.

From the cornucopia of Italian Renaissance drawings, the works of Raphael and Michelangelo are conspicuous both for their quantity and their particularly outstanding quality.

Among the most valuable works of the Netherlandish section are the drawings by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, and the comprehensive print-art oeuvre of Lucas van Leyden.

The graphic printing of the early 16th century and Mannerism, including early examples of art reproductions, is very completely represented in all other realms of art. Works worth a mention here are those of Jean Duvet, Marcanton Raimondi and Hendrick Goltzius.



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