The Picture Gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum developed from the art collections of the House of Habsburg. Today it is one of the largest and most important of its kind in the world.
The foundations of the collection were laid and its main emphases set in the 17th century: 16th-century Venetian painting (Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto), 17th-century Flemish painting (Peter Paul Rubens, Sir Anthony Van Dyck), Early Netherlandish painting (Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden) and German Renaissance painting (Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach).
Among the other highlights in the Picture Gallery are its holdings of pictures by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, which are unique worldwide, as well as masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Raphael, Caravaggio, Velázquez and Italian Baroque painters.
At present the majority of our paintings by Velázquez are not on show; they are on loan to the Prado in Madrid for the exhibition “Velázquez y la familia de Felipe IV“ until the middle of February 2014. Until then the most important paintings by Tintoretto and Veronese are installed in Room 10 of the Picture Gallery.
To learn more about research projects at the Picture Gallery go to Science and Research.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien
Opening hoursTue – Sun, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission till half an hour before closing time.
Tel. +43 1 525 24- 4302
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Information & Booking
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