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Odysseys of Art: Masterpieces Collected by the Princes of Liechtenstein

2022.11.09 - 2023.02.20
Gallery 8
Odysseys of Art: Masterpieces Collected by the Princes of Liechtenstein
2022.11.09 - 2023.02.20
Gallery 8

The prestigious collections of the Princes of Liechtenstein were formed over the last four centuries. They rank among the largest and most important private art collections in the world. Presenting more than one hundred masterpieces from the Princely Collections, the exhibition revisits the most significant moments that have shaped the Collections from the seventeenth century up to the present day. It also highlights nearly forty masterpieces by two of the most important European painters, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) and Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) of the Baroque period.

This exhibition is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Palace Museum and the Liechtenstein Princely Collections with LGT Private Banking as Principal Sponsor.

Jointly organised by:

HKPM logo Liechtenstein The Princely Collections

Principal Sponsor:

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  • Backpacks and items exceeding 30 × 42 × 10 cm in size are not allowed in Gallery 8. If required, Special Admission Ticket holders can leave their items at the baggage storage on 4/F before entering the gallery.

 

Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens, daughter of the artist

Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens, daughter of the artist
Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640)
About 1616
Oil on canvas
Probably acquired before 1712 by Prince Johann Adam Andreas I
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna

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Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens, daughter of the artist

Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens, daughter of the artist

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640)
About 1616
Oil on canvas
Probably acquired before 1712 by Prince Johann Adam Andreas I
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna

Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens, daughter of the artist

From wealthy burghers and rulers to mythological figures and members of his family, Rubens was adept at capturing his subjects’ physiognomy and psychological state. His depiction of his daughter, Clara Serena Rubens (1611–1623), is one of Rubens’s best-known and most intimate portraits.

Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens, daughter of the artist
Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640)
About 1616
Oil on canvas
Probably acquired before 1712 by Prince Johann Adam Andreas I
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna
Portrait of Maria de Tassis

Portrait of Maria de Tassis

Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641)
About 1629–1630
Oil on canvas
Acquired in 1710 by Prince Johann Adam Andreas I
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna

Portrait of Maria de Tassis

In Van Dyck’s portrait of her, Maria smiles demurely at the viewer with all her grace and charm. One of his best female portraits, Van Dyck captured not only her physical likeness and disposition but also the various textures of her lace collar, silk gown, pearls, and ostrich feather fan with astonishing realism.

Portrait of Maria de Tassis
Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641)
About 1629–1630
Oil on canvas
Acquired in 1710 by Prince Johann Adam Andreas I
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna
Terra (Earth)

Terra (Earth)

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian, 1526–1593)
About 1570
Oil on panel
Acquired in 2015 by Prince Hans-Adam II
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna

Terra (Earth)

Emperor Rudolf II was keenly interested in all genres of art and areas of knowledge. He gathered many artists in Prague such as Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Hans von Aachen.

Terra (Earth)
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian, 1526–1593)
About 1570
Oil on panel
Acquired in 2015 by Prince Hans-Adam II
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna
Pietra dura tabletop with coat of arms of Prince Karl Eusebius I von Liechtenstein

Pietra dura tabletop with coat of arms of Prince Karl Eusebius I von Liechtenstein

Giuliano di Piero Pandolfini (Italian, documented as active 1615–1637)
About 1636
Hardstones, gilded brass, bronze
Acquired in 1636 by Prince Karl Eusebius I
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna

Pietra dura tabletop with coat of arms of Prince Karl Eusebius I von Liechtenstein

Pietra dura tabletop with coat of arms of Prince Karl Eusebius I von Liechtenstein
Giuliano di Piero Pandolfini (Italian, documented as active 1615–1637)
About 1636
Hardstones, gilded brass, bronze
Acquired in 1636 by Prince Karl Eusebius I
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna
Bust of Marcus Aurelius

Bust of Marcus Aurelius

Antico (Italian, about 1455–1528)
About 1500
Gilded bronze
Acquired in 2016 by Prince Hans-Adam II
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna

Bust of Marcus Aurelius

Antico seemed to have closely studied works from antiquity during an early trip to Rome. It was perhaps then that he created the portrait bust and equestrian statuette of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (r. 161–180).

Bust of Marcus Aurelius
Antico (Italian, about 1455–1528)
About 1500
Gilded bronze
Acquired in 2016 by Prince Hans-Adam II
© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna

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