The Сollection of Facsimiles

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Lucas Cranach the Younger. Portrait of Philip Melanchthon
Lucas Cranach the Younger
Portrait of Philip Melanchthon

In past times the artists used to study their predecessors’ oeuvre through facsimiles, later becoming the collectors of the latter. This way the biggest collections were formed. The collection of the Siegloch-Brachert family is especially valuable for the variety of genres, periods, styles and personalities it embodies. Our Museum keeps the facsimile collection of Dürer, Cranach, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Watteau, Boucher and Fragonard.

Paulus Moreelse. Cupid dancing with two nymphs
Paulus Moreelse
Cupid dancing with two nymphs
Jean-Honoré Fragonard. The Satyr’s family. 1763
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
The Satyr’s family. 1763

In 1995 the German sculptor Herman Brachert’s widow donated to the Kaliningrad Art Gallery her 700-sheet collection of facsimiles of 15th –19th centuries West European graphic art. A considerable part of the prints comes from Breslau (Germany) where in the 1830s there was a facsimile workshop making prints of the best European artists’ works.

François Boucher. Mythological subject. 1764
François Boucher
Mythological subject. 1764
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone. 1939
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone. 1639
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