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From Dürer to Goya
100 masterdrawings from the Hamburg Kunsthalle
13 July - extended until October 21, 2001

Usually they are kept out of sight in the protection of the museum, but now the finest examples are being brought to light for a limited period: The master drawings from the Hamburg Kunsthalle's Department of Prints and Drawings. It is the first time that a first-class selection of these works from three centuries will be presented.

Albrecht DürerThe exhibition presents drawings from the Italian Renaissance by Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci among others, alongside fine examples by the early German artists Dürer, Altdorfer, Holbein and Schongauer. Of the Netherlandish artists, Rembrandt plays a major role, while France is well represented with drawings by Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain, and the Spaniards are headed by Francisco de Goya.


Phillip UffenbachThe Kunsthalle's outstanding collection of old drawings has its origin in the bequest made by George Ernst Harzen, a Hamburg collector and art dealer, in 1863. An exquisite collection of Spanish drawings followed at the end of the 19th century, and the museum collection has been continually extended ever since.


This exhibition marks the beginning of a period and more intensive study of the drawings from the Department of Prints and Drawings. A catalogue is available with colour reproductions of all the 100 drawings in the exhibition. .

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Hamburger Kunsthalle Glockengießerwall 20095 Hamburg
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