Masterworks on paper: Prints - Drawing - Photography

in Residenzschloss

Lächelnde Frau sitzt mit gespreizten Beinen, im Hintergrund festlich Gekleidete
Starting 12 June 2020 the special exhibition "300 Years of the Kupferstich-Kabinett: Keeping in the Present" is open regularly.

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More than half a million drawings, prints and photographs from the Middle Ages until today are being hold here, e.g. by Dürer, van Eyck, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Fragonard and Friedrich up to Toulouse-Lautrec, Kotzsch, Glöckner, Baselitz and Tillmans.

To the collection

[Translate to English:] Film Kupferstich-Kabinett

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Eine Welt auf Papier: Das Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden

300 years Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden

In 2020, the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett (Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs) will be celebrating its 300th anniversary as the oldest publicly accessible specialist collection for art on paper in the German-speaking countries.
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© courtesy Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden
Eberhard Havekost, Snow Lounge (4), 2000

One collection presented at different places

Residenzschloss Dresden

Current special exhibitions

Besucher betrachten Fotos an der Wand
© SKD, Foto: Oliver Killig
Residenzschloss Dresden

Study room

Personen sitzen an Tischen, darauf Graphiken aufgestellt
© SKD, Foto: Andreas Diesend
Dresden-Loschwitz

Josef-Hegenbarth-Archive

Kunstutensilien auf eine Art Servierwagen
© SKD, Foto: Herbert Boswank

A long tradition

As early as the sixteenth century, Saxon rulers began to collect works on paper. They were interested in creating a centre for pictorial documentation which would bring together knowledge and conceptions of the world.
History of the Collection

From our Online Collection

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