Grafik des Dresdner Elbtals
© SKD, Kupferstich-Kabinett; Schenkung von MUSEIS SAXONICUS USUI — Freunde der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden e. V.
In order to minimise the spread of the coronavirus all museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden remain closed until 20 April 2020.

A broader perspective – Dresden cityscapes in the early modern age

This exhibition centres on a panoramic drawing of the Elbe Valley at Dresden from the year 1645:  this recent acquisition by the Kupferstich-Kabinett bears witness in a remarkable manner to the discovery of the wide-angle prospect in the first half of the seventeenth century.

  • DATES 30/06/2018—24/09/2018

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Grafik des Dresdner Elbtals
© SKD, Kupferstich-Kabinett; Schenkung von MUSEIS SAXONICUS USUI — Freunde der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden e. V.
Deutscher Zeichner, Panoramaansicht von Oberloschwitz ins Elbtal, im Hintergrund Dresden, 1645 Feder und Pinsel in Grau und Schwarz, vereinzelt graublau laviert, auf zusammengefügten Bögen, 24,6 x 113,6 cm

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This large-format drawing, whose foreground shows land surveyors at work, served as the template for a copperplate by Caspar Merian for his major multi-volume work Topographia Germaniae. With more than 2,000 views of cities, monasteries and castles from the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, it is still to this day considered one of the most important works of geographical illustration. The exhibition on early landscapes and land surveying is rounded off by further city views from city books, which rose to great popularity from the second half of the sixteenth century into the seventeenth century, alongside depictions of the furnishings of the Riesensaal (Hall of Giant).

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Grünes Gewölbe

im Residenzschloss

Saal voller Spiegel und Juwelen

On the Way to Electoral Power

im Residenzschloss

aufwendig mit Edelsteinen verzierte Kopfbedeckung, darauf Engel und Heilige

Münzkabinett

im Residenzschloss

Münzen, Medaillen und Orden

The new Hall of the Giants

im Residenzschloss

Aufwendig verzierter Harnisch, große Federn am Helm angebracht
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