JAKOB AND RUDOLF VON ALT

AT HIS MAJESTY’S SERVICE

10 February 2010 - 24 May 2010
Jakob Alt
View of Rome, 1837

Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, who became Emperor Ferdinand I in 1835, commissioned the leading watercolourists of his day to create a “picture book” of the major towns and most scenic regions in the Austrian Empire and neighbouring lands. The project was carried out from 1833 until 1848 when, at the end of that Year of Revolution, Emperor Ferdinand was forced to abdicate.

 

The Albertina owns 226 of the more than 300 large, boldly illustrative views in this panorama of Austrian watercolour painting, the finest of which are by Jakob and Rudolf von Alt.

 

 

 

PICTURE GALLERY

 

Jakob Alt

View from the Artist’s Atelier in the Suburb of Alser Looking Out Over Dornbach, 1836 
Rudolf von Alt

The Dachstein in the Salzkammergut, Viewed from Lower Lake Gosau, 1840 
Jakob Alt

The Cathedral of Regensburg, 1837 
Jakob Alt

The Imperial Palace and the Franciscan Church in Innsbruck, 1845 
 
Jakob Alt

View of the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, 1845 
Jakob Alt

View of Spalato, 1841 
Jakob Alt

Steyr in Upper Austria, 1844 
Jakob Alt

Lake Tegern, 1839 
 
Rudolf von Alt

The Esplanade in Ischl, 1840 
Rudolf von Alt

View of Salzburg, 1844 
Rudolf von Alt

The Residenzplatz in Salzburg, 1844 
Rudolf von Alt

The Old Town Square in Linz, 1839 
 
Rudolf von Alt

Tivoli, 1836 
Rudolf von Alt

Lake Traun, 1840 
Rudolf von Alt

The Pantheon and the Piazza della Rotonda in Rome, 1836 
Rudolf von Alt

The Cathedral Square in Cattaro, 1841  
 
Rudolf von Alt

The Bazaar in Ragusa, 1841 
Eduard Gurk

View from the Großer Höllstein Mountain Range towards Mariazell, 1835 
Eduard Gurk

Mariazell Viewed from the Annaberg, ca. 1833 
Eduard Gurk

The Old Town Square and Ferdinand’s Fountain in Baden near Vienna, 1833 
 
Eduard Gurk

Leopoldstadt, Jägerzeile on 2 March 1830, 1830 
Eduard Gurk

Laxenburg, ca. 1838 
Eduard Gurk

At Hradcany in Prague, ca. 1838 
Eduard Gurk

The Embankment near the Augarten on 3 March 1830, 1830 
 
Leander Russ

View of Beirut Harbour, 1842 
Leander Russ

The Solar Eclipse of 8 July 1842, 1842 

 
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