Neoclassicism and Biedermeier
The catalogue explores art treasures of the Neoclassical and Biedermeier eras from the rich collections of Hans-Adam II, the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein. Superb portrait, landscape and genre paintings by noted Viennese artists – Heinrich Füger, Friedrich von Amerling, Peter Fendi and Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller – attest to the role of the Princely Family as a leading patron, commissioner and collector of the arts. More than 300 works are included – paintings, sculpture, unique collections of Viennese hand-painted porcelain, architectural plans and furniture. The volume also focuses on the former Liechtenstein estates in Moravia. Vedute, water-colour paintings of interiors and furniture, especially from the Liechtensteins’ country seats at Valtice and Lednice, provide an in-depth look at the lifestyle of this aristocratic family.
Texts: Johann Kräftner
Entries: Johann Kräftner, Claudia Lehner-Jobst, Radim Vondráček
Publishers: UPM and Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, 2010
Edition: English and Czech
Format: 28 x 22.7 cm, soft cover
Pages: 432, reproductions: 307