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Athanasius Kircher

The new temporary exhibition Athanasius Kircher Piranesi Room, Lobkowicz Palace, until September 2018 Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680) was a Baroque polymath, author of numerous opulent books on orientalism, geology, music, mathematics, linguistic and many other fields. His works were largely published in imposing lavishly illustrated folio volumes, which became the key to his reputation. Discover his Egyptological and […]

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News & events

Friday May 4th, 2018

May Spotlight

Spotlight: The transformation of the North Bohemian landscape Monday 21 May 2018 | 5 pm | Canaletto Room | Lobkowicz Palace Mgr. Alena Beránková from the North Bohemian Gallery of Fine Arts in Litoměřice will introduce the theme of 19th-century landscape painting in North Bohemia. The paintings bear witness to the transformation of society together with […]

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Tuesday April 3rd, 2018

New temporary exhibition

Women graphic artists in the 17th century Piranesi´s salon, Lobkowicz Palace, until 25. 6. 2018 The new temporary exhibition uncovers art of women graphic artists. History of graphic art The woodcut (relief printing) is the oldest graphic technique. People knew this technique during the Middle Ages. Religious amulets were printed this way in China in […]

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PKF – LOBKOWICZ abonmá 2018: Setkání II

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Tuesday March 27th, 2018

April Spotlight Talk

World of Tiled Stoves Monday 16 April 2018 | 5 pm | Balcony Room | Lobkowicz Palace On April 16th, the curator of the World of Tiled Stoves exhibition at the Regional Museum in Most, Mgr. Jitka Šrejbrová, Ph.D., will give visitors a glimpse into a world with a long history and future – into a […]

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Thursday March 22nd, 2018

Lobkowicz salon V.

Lobkowicz salon V.: Ensemble Fiorello Monday,  16 April 2018, 6 pm, Concert Hall of the Lobkowicz Palace Performing: Magdalena Malá – violin Jana Vavřínková – viola Helena Matyášová – violoncello Ensemble Fiorello (“little flower” in Italian) is a Czech female chamber group specializing in early music performed on original period instruments, or their copies. The ensemble was […]

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Wednesday March 14th, 2018

Junior Curator Program 2018

Junior Curator Program 2018 On March 7th we started the 8th season of the Junior Curator Program. This year we welcomed three different Prague schools to the Lobkowicz Palace: the International School of Prague, Deutsche Schule Prague, and Mensa Gymnásium. During the month of March, almost 100 students will act as curators, measuring, weighing and […]

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Friday March 9th, 2018

Concert in the Lobkowicz Palace

The Opening Concert of the “Barokní podvečery” Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Lobkowicz Palace  Tomáš Král – Baritone Collegium Marianum Jana Semerádová – Artistic Director, Flautist Lenka Torgersen – Concert Master The first concert LEÇONS DE TÉNÈBRES will showcase this unique musical genre typical of 17th-century French Tenebrae services. Literally translated as lessons of darkness, the […]

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Wednesday March 7th, 2018

March Spotlight Talk

Spotlight talk about Correspondence between Zdeněk Vojtěch Lobkowicz and Polyxena Lobkowicz Monday 19 March 2018 | 5 p.m. | Lobkowicz-Rožmberk Room | Lobkowicz Palace This time, Soňa Černocká, Curator of The Lobkowicz Library & Archives, will present the content of letter between husband and wife Zdeněk Vojtěch Lobkowicz and Polyxena Lobkowicz. Zdeněk Vojtěch Popel, 1st Prince Lobkowicz […]

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Monday March 5th, 2018

Lobkowicz Salon IV.

I Dilettanti in the Lobkowicz Palace Monday, 19 March 2018, 18:00, Balcony Room of the Lobkowicz Palace I Dilettanti  at the Lobkowicz Palace The madrigal ensemble I Dilettanti will perform a program of Renaissance music for the fourth installment of the Lobkowicz Salon. I Dilettanti was founded in 2015 by Čeněk Svoboda and his colleagues with […]

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Wednesday February 21st, 2018

(Česky) PKF – Lobkowicz abonmá

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Wednesday February 7th, 2018

February Spotlight Talk

Spotlight talk about Music in the Lobkowicz Family and the Lobkowicz Music Collection Monday 19 February 2018 | 5 p.m. | Beethoven Room | Lobkowicz Palace The upcoming lecture from our Spotlight series about the relationship between the Lobkowicz family and the arts will concentrate on the musical activities of particular members of the Lobkowicz family. As […]

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Thursday February 1st, 2018

Lobkowicz salon III.

Lobkowicz salon presents Einfach Kvartet Monday,  19 February 2018, 6 p.m., Balcony Room of the Lobkowicz Palace The third concert of the Lobkowicz Salon, where we showcase talented young artists, will bring to the Balcony Room Einfach Kvartet – string quartet of Kristýna Salátová, Filip Šefl (violin), Zuzana Kacafírková (viola) a  Jitka Fantová (violoncello) Program: J. […]

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Tuesday January 9th, 2018

January Spotlight Talk

January Spotlight Talk: Piranesi – Romantic graphic artist of the 18th century Monday, 22 January 2018, 5 p.m., Piranesi Room – Lobkowicz Palace This time, the curator Lucie Němečková will talk about one of the most prominent graphic artists of the 18th century. Giovanni Batista Piranesi (1720-1778) produced beautiful engravings that drew on his knowledge […]

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Friday January 5th, 2018

Lobkowicz Salon presents

Consortium Conservatorium: Concert of The Recorder Ensemble of the Prague Conservatory Concert Hall of the Lobkowicz Palace, 22 January 2018, 6 p.m. The second concert of the Lobkowicz Salon, where we showcase talented young artists, will bring to the Concert Hall students of the Recorder Ensemble of the Prague Conservatory. The musicians K. Mydlářová, A. Šteflová, B. […]

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Thursday December 21st, 2017

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours of Lobkowicz Palace

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours of Lobkowicz Palace Sunday, 24 December: closed Monday, 25 December: 11am – 5pm Tuesday, 26 December: 11am – 5pm Sunday, 31 December: 10am- 4pm Monday, 1 January 2018: noon – 6pm

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Thursday December 14th, 2017

Burnacini: A Master of theatre miracles

Burnacini: A Master of theatre miracles Lobkowicz Palace – Piranesi Room, December 18 – March 16 The Lobkowicz Library presents two engravings of spectacular stage designs by the Imperial architect and theatre engineer Ludovico Ottavio Burnacini (1636–1707).  The representative engravings come from printed librettos for „feste teatrali“ Il pomo d’oro (1668) and La monarchia latina trionfante (1678). Spotlight talk on this […]

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Monday December 4th, 2017

Lobkowicz Salon opens its doors

Lobkowicz Salon opens its doors: The Subito Chamber Choir’s Lamb and Rose Christmas Concert Concert Hall of the Lobkowicz Palace, 18 December 2017, 6pm As in the days of Josef František Maxmilián of Lobkowicz, the House of Lobkowicz will welcome young talents of the Subito Chamber Choir to the Palace for a special holiday evening. Who […]

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Monday November 27th, 2017

Loan to The Northern Bohemia Gallery of Fine Art in Litoměřice

From  afar / from near:  Landscape painting in Northern Bohemia The Northern Bohemia Gallery of Fine Art in Litoměřice  8. 12. 2017–4. 3. 2018 The Lobkowicz family has maintained a prominent presence in Northern Bohemia for over 500 years. Therefore, it is not surprising that their collection includes many landscapes from the region. Previously a beautiful […]

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Thursday November 16th, 2017

(Česky) Hovory o umění

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Wednesday November 8th, 2017

PKF – Lobkowicz Series 2017

4th Concert of PKF – Lobkowicz Series 2017 The Final Fanfare | 6pm | November 20 | Lobkowicz Palace The trumpet has been forever used for celebratory fanfares and signalling in battles, to open banquets and announce the arrival of a ruler. In the hands of Gábor Boldoczki all the instrument’s attributes, along with stunning […]

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Memoirs of Pavel Korka of Korkyně_2
Monday November 6th, 2017


Loan to the National Gallery The Lobkowicz Collections has lent two paintings and a manuscript to the exhibition Archduke Ferdinand II Habsburg. Renaissance ruler and patron saint between Prague and Innsbruck, which will be held at the Valdštejn Riding School in Prague from 3 November 2017 to 25 February 2018.  The exhibition reflects the international […]

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Tuesday October 24th, 2017

New Temporary Exhibition

Gerardus Mercator: Atlas The temporary book exhibition placed in Piranesi´s Room introduces hand-coloured copperplate maps from the famous world atlas compiled by the Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator (1512–1594). Mercator was one of the most important mapmakers of all time. He widely influenced geography by developing a new map projection system, now called the “Mercator projection”. His globes […]

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Tuesday October 3rd, 2017

Armorial Book from the Lobkowicz Library

Armorial Book from the Lobkowicz Library in the exhibition “Ulrich Creutz – The Myth: Visual Culture in Kadaň under Jan Hasištejn Lobkowicz 15 September – 19 November 2017 The Lobkowicz Library, with its ca 65.000 volumes, represents the largest and most precious castle library in the Czech Republic. The library history dates back to the […]

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Tuesday September 19th, 2017

3rd Concert of PKF – Lobkowicz abonmá 2017

3rd Concert of PKF – Lobkowicz abonmá 2017  

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October Spotlight Talk

October Spotlight Talk: Princely Armory October 6, 2017  | 1 pm  |  Nelahozeves Castle Weapons convey the relationship between art and power more clearly than any other part of the Princely Collections. Most of the arms exhibited in Nelahozeves Castle were produced between 1650 -1750 in European and Czech workshops, which were renowned throughout Central Europe […]

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Thursday August 31st, 2017

Spotlight Talk

Spotlight Talk: Beethoven Symphony No. 4 and 5 Friday, September 8, 1 pm, Lobkowicz Palace – Beethoven´s Room Two of Beethoven’s top symphonic works have a close connection with the Lobkowicz family. Beethoven dedicated Symphony No. 4, one of the most recognizable works of classical music, to his patron Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowicz in 1808. Symphony […]

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Thursday July 20th, 2017

Gallant Conversations

 Gallant Conversations Lobkowicz Palace, August 2, 2017 For the last 400 years the Lobkowicz Palace has hosted creative minds and been a site of artistic dialogue. Members of the Lobkowicz Family have been active musicians, great patrons, and collectors of music scores and instruments. Continuing our legacy of patronage, the Palace invites you to experience […]

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Friday July 14th, 2017

Opening Hours have changed

Change of the Lobkowicz Palace opening hours Our weekend opening hours have changed! We are ready to welcome you to see our collections of historical significance from 9 am on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Monday May 22nd, 2017

Why are Black Madonnas black?

Spotlight Talk: Why are Black Madonnas black? Friday June 2, at 3 pm, Nelahozeves Castle A 15-minute talk discussing the popularity of the Black Madonna and her coloring will be prepared and presented by the curator of our art collections, Lucie Němečková. The questions of origin, respect and iconography of the Black Madonna are very […]

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Wednesday May 10th, 2017

Luther! 95 Schätze – 95 Menschen

Altar Panel on Loan to the Exhibition Luther! 95 Schätze – 95 Menschen At Wittenberg, the original place of the Reformation and the scene of Martin Luther’s most important acts, a double exhibition is presented. The first part takes a closer look at the history of the Lutheran Church, and on Luther’s significant impact on […]

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Tuesday April 25th, 2017

Temporary exhibition

Václav Hollar and his connection to Thomas Howard of Arundel´s collection During month of May, The Lobkowicz Palace’s Piranesi Room will display a temporary exhibition  featuring a collection of graphics by Czech etcher Václav Hollar (1607-1677). His works illustrate part of the collection belonging to his patron, Thomas Howard of Arundel (1585-1646). Hollar followed his benefactor […]

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Spotlight Talk in Nelahozeves Castle

Spotlight Talk in Nelahozeves Castle We invite all art lovers to a talk with our collection curator Lucie Němečkové, on the theme of Johan Elias Ridinger’s The Boar Hunt. This art talks makes a great addition to a tour of the collection. Friday, May 12, 2017, 1 pm Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767), together with Jean-Baptiste Oudry […]

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Thursday April 20th, 2017

Cooperation with Litacka

Discount 40% on entrance ticket with Litacka Take advantage of Litacka and visit the Lobkowicz Palace and its collections with a 40% discount on admission. More information here.  

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Friday March 31st, 2017

Spotlight Talk at the Nelahozeves Castle

Spotlight Talk at Nelahozeves Castle This time the theme revolves around what’s happening in the grass WHEN: April 21, 2017 at 1 pm WHERE: Princess’s Bedroom, Nelahozeves Castle Johann Falch (1687-1727) was a German painter, whose work includes the still-life style called Sottobosco. Our Art Talk will discuss the meaning of this term, and the connection […]

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Friday February 17th, 2017

Baroque Eves

Baroque Eves – 7th Cycle of Concerts of Old Music 2. – 28. 12. 2017 This year, Collegium Marianum is organizing the 17th edition of the Baroque Eve partnered with Lobkowicz Events Management. Their thematic dramaturgy and close connection with the historical spaces of ancient Prague in collaboration with Baroque Everests is a unique project in […]

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Talk and book signing

Talk and book signing with Marie Ryantová, author of Polyxena of Lobkowicz We cordially invite you to a special talk celebrating the publication of the Major Figures in Czech History book Marie Ryantová: POLYXENA  Z  LOBKOVIC Obdivovaná i nenáviděná první dáma království (Polyxena of Lobkowicz: Admired and Despised First Lady of the Kingdom) Wednesday, 29 […]

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Wednesday February 15th, 2017

Members only Event

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Wednesday January 25th, 2017

PKF Lobkowicz abonmá

PKF Lobkowicz abonmá A new PKF – Prague Philharmonia subscription series, created in close collaboration with the Lobkowicz family: four magical evenings in the intimate and special environment of the Lobkowicz Palace with the PKF – Prague Philharmonia. On offer are concerts featuring top soloists, as well as stories about the Lobkowicz collections presented by […]

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Wednesday January 18th, 2017

A New Interactive Screen

A New Interactive Screen A new interactive screen has been installed in the Beethoven Room of Lobkowicz Palace that allows visitors to view several important pieces of music located in the Lobkowicz Music Archive. Parts and scores displayed in the Beethoven Room have been selected for the interactive installation: Beethoven’s 3rd and 4th symphonies, Haydn’s oratorio […]

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Wednesday January 4th, 2017

Spotlight Talk

Spotlight Talk: Music composed by Anton Wranitzky for the birthdays of the 7th Prince Lobkowicz WHEN: 12 January 2017 from 1pm WHERE: Piranesi´s Room, the first floor WHO: music expert Petr Slouka This time, Petr Slouka is going to present music composed by Anton Wranitzky (1762–1820), the Czech composer, violin player and music teacher who belongs […]

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Tuesday December 20th, 2016

PF 2017

We wish all our guests and business clients Merry Christmas and happy new year 2017.  

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Friday December 16th, 2016

New temporary exhibition

Composto per il giorno natalizio di Sua Altezza… Music composed by Anton Wranitzky for the birthdays of the 7th Prince Lobkowicz The works of the Czech composer Antonín Vranický (1762–1820) are played rather rarely today. He, however, belongs to the most remarkable authors of the Viennese classicism. Antonín Vranický dedicated most of his career in music to service to the […]

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Tuesday November 29th, 2016

Give art for Christmas

Give art for Christmas Make your friend or family member a benefactor of a hidden treasure from the Lobkowicz Collections. A gift to the general fund supports a range of needs, including those relating to the accessibility, maintenance, storage and security of The Collections, as well as the preservation, conservation, research and presentation of specific […]

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Wednesday November 16th, 2016

Opening hours during Christmas

Opening hours at the Lobkowicz Palace during Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017 Please be informed that there are changes in the opening hours of Lobkowicz Palace during Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017. Date Museum & Boutique Café 23.12. 10:00 – 18:00 10:00 – 18:00 24.12. Closed 11:00 – 15:00 25.12. 11:00 – 17:00 11:00 – […]

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Wednesday October 26th, 2016

Spotlight Talk

Spotlight Talk – Haydn´s Oratorio The Creation Regular 15-minute talk about art…. WHEN: 1 pm, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 WHERE: Beethoven´s Room at the Lobkowicz Palace WHO: Petr Slouka, a historic music expert Oratorio The Creation, considered to be one of the highlights of Haydn’s oeuvre, became immensely popular soon after its premiere in 1798. […]

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Tuesday October 25th, 2016

Special Guest Jonquil O’Reilly

Special Guest Jonquil O’Reilly On Friday, 7 October, a specialist in Old Master Paintings at Sotheby’s, Jonquil O’Reilly has a passion for period fashion and writes on the subject for Sotheby’s Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar. She uses clothing and textiles as a means of enhancing the understanding of paintings and contextualizes portrait sitters by the garments that […]

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Tuesday October 11th, 2016


The Temporary Contemporary II Exhibition has been extended until 31st October 2016 The Temporary Contemporary II Exhibition, placed in Rococo and Music halls, has been extended until 31st October 2016. Admission for this exhibition is free of charge. The main motif of the Ivan Pinkava´s photographs are designs by talented fashion designer Oldřich Vojta.

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Friday September 23rd, 2016

Painting restauration completed

Portrait of Emperor Ferdinand I could be seen back in the exposition of the Lobkowicz Palace after a successful conservation treatment. The painting is the last full-length portrait of the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia Ferdinand I (1503—1564). Born in Spain, Ferdinand I was the first Habsburg to whom the members of the Lobkowicz family served. The […]

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Monday September 19th, 2016

Spotlight Talk

Haydn’s Oratorio The Creation – Vienna and Roudnice Oratorio The Creation, considered to be one of the highlights of Haydn’s oeuvre, became immensely popular soon after its premiere in 1798. The popularity of the composition spread quickly also through Bohemia, particularly thanks to Josef František Maxmilián, 7th Prince Lobkowicz. The Prince himself later sang the […]

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Wednesday September 14th, 2016

Temporary Contemporary II

Nothing Will Come of Nothing. Speak Again. Temporary Contemporary II continues the successful exhibition project of The Lobkowicz Collections of 2015, comparing the artworks of current artists with those of the Old Masters. Moreover, the second year presents the works of the world-renowned photographer Ivan Pinkava (b. 1961) and the talented fashion designer Oldřich Vojta […]

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Polyxena, The Lady blessed with a high intellect

It is well known that the private correspondence between Polyxena, born Pernstein (1566–1642), and her second husband Zdeněk Vojtěch Popel, Prince Lobkowicz, survives mostly in Spanish. But apart from the tongue of her mother, Polyxena also used other languages, including Czech, in her documents. Her Czech correspondence with the Moravian intellectual Karel the Elder of Žerotín (1564–1636) is […]

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Loan to the exhibition Dientzenhofers and Loreto

The Story of Loreto Facade at Prague Loreto Prague Loreto is one of the most popular sights in Prague and the history of its façade is the main theme of the 2016 annual exhibition. The Lobkowicz Collections contributed to this exhibition by a facsimile of unpublished copper engraving featuring festively decorated Loreto façade and by […]

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Exotic Fauna and Flora in 17th-Century Books
Sunday May 1st, 2016

New temporary exhibition: Exotic Fauna and Flora in 17th-Century Books

The Dutch East India Company was established in 1602 to compete with the Portuguese in regard to trade with Southeast Asia. Over the next two centuries the Netherlands nearly eclipsed all its rivals in the lucrative Asian trade. Similarly, the Dutch West India Company was founded in 1621 to operate in the Americas, the Caribbean, […]

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Painting on loan to the Belvedere in Vienna

Painting on loan to the Belvedere in Vienna

A Cabinet of Curiosities, painted by the Flemish artist Cornelis de Baellieur (1607–1671), is on loan to the exhibition Princely Splendour. The Power of Pomp (Fürstenglanz – Die Macht der Pracht), organized by the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna. This painting taken from the Lobkowicz Collections reflects the ideal assortment of the 17th century art […]

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