Old Picture Gallery, Munich Alte Pinakothek
The Alte Pinakothek, one of the world's largest and finest picture galleries, was built by Leo von Klenze between 1826 and 1836, replacing the older gallery by the Hofgarten which had become too small for the steadily increasing Royal Collection. The building was so badly damaged by air attack in 1944-45 that demolition was contemplated; but between 1953 and 1963 it was restored, and the gallery's treasures, which had been stored elsewhere for safety, could again be put on display.
Old Picture Gallery Map
Official site: www.pinakothek.de/alte-pinakothek/
Address: Barer strasse 27, D-80333 München, Germany
Opening hours: Jan 1 to Dec 31: 10am-5pm; Tue: 10am-8pm; Thu: 10am-8pm; Closed: Mon
Entrance fee in EUR: Adult €5.50, Concession or reduced rate €4.00
Useful tips: Reduced admission on Sunday. Combination tickets available for all three Pinakothek museums.
Transit: U-Bahn: U2 (Konigsplatz); Tram: 18 (Schellingstr.).
Old Picture Gallery Highlights
Flemish and Dutch Paintings
The collection of Flemish and Dutch paintings in the Old Picture Gallery in Munich includes:16th/17th centuries (XII-XII, 19-23):Cornelius van Dalem, "Landscape with a Farm"Marinus van Reymerswaele, "A Tax Collector and his Wife"Jan Brueghel the Elder, "Bunch of Flowers"Pieter Brueghel the Elder, "Land of Cockayne", "Head of an Old Peasant Woman"
The collection of Italian paintings in the Old Picture Gallery in Munich includes:14th-18th centuries (1V, V, X, XIIb, 1-6, 23):Giotto, "The Last Supper" (fragment of an altar panel with various scenes from the life of Christ), after 1306.Leonardo da Vinci, "Virgin and Child", ca. 1436Raphael "Madonna Tempi", ca. 1507Sandro Botticelli, "The Mourning of Christ", after 1490Fra Filippo Lippi "Virgin and Child", ca. 1465Titian, "Crowning with Thorns", "The Emperor Charles V"Tiepolo "Adoration of the Magi", 1753.
Medieval German Paintings
The collection of Medieval German paintings in the Old Picture Gallery in Munich includes:15th/early 16th century (I-III, 1-10):Hans Balding-Grien, "Count Palatine Philipp"Master of St Veronica, "St Veronica with the Veil"Stefan Lochner, "Mary with the Infant Jesus by a Grassy Bank"Historical pictures from the collection of Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria and his wife Jacobaea of Baden, including Hans Schöpfer's "Story of Suzanna".
The collection of Dutch paintings of the 17th century in the Old Picture Gallery in Munich includes:Frans Hals, "Willem van Heythuysen"Jan van Goyen, "Village by the River"Abraham van Beyeren "Still life with Lobster"Rembrandt, "Self-Portrait", Passion Cycle for Prince Frederik Henrik of OrangeJacob van Ruisdale, "Forest with Rising Storm"
The collection of Flemish paintings in the Old Picture Gallery in Munich includes:17th century (VI-VIII, 7-10):Adriaen Brouwer, "Hearing"Jakob Jordaens, "Satyr with Peasant"Jan Silberrechts, "Women Sleeping in a PastureVan Dyck, "Rest on the Flight"Rubens, "Rubens and Isabella Brant in the Honeysuckle Arbour" (wedding picture), "Rape of Leukippos's Daughter", "Meleager and Atalante"
Medieval Dutch and Flemish Paintings
The collection of Medieval Dutch and Flemish paintings in the Old Picture Gallery in Munich includes:15th/early 16th centuries (I-IIa):Roger van der Weyden, Altar of the Three Kings (Columba Altar)Dirck Bouts, winged altar, the "Pearl of Brabant"Hans Memling, "The Seven Joys of Mary"Jan Grossaert, "Danae"Lucas van Leyden, "Madonna and Child with St Magdalena and a Patron".
The collection of French paintings in the Old Picture Gallery in Munich includes: 17th and 18th centuries (XI-XIIa):Claude Lorrain, "Seaport with Rising Sun", "Banishment of Hagar"Nicolas Poussin, "The Mourning of Christ"François Boucher, "Madame Pompadour"Jean Baptiste Chardin, "Servant girl scraping vegetables.
The collection of Spanish paintings in the Old Picture Gallery in Munich includes:17th century (XIII):El Greco, "Disrobing of Christ"Velázquez, "Young Spanish Nobleman"Bartolomé Estebán Murillo, "Boys eating Melons and Grapes".
The collection of German paintings in the Old Picture Gallery in Munich includes:16th/17th centuries (11):Adam Elsheimer "The Flight into Egypt", "Troy Burning.
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