Keen art lovers since the 16th century, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein recently presented the best of their collections in Japan (Tokyo, Kochi, Kyoto), Singapore, China (Beijing, Shanghai), Taiwan (Taipei), and Moscow. In the autumn of 2015, the Caumont Centre d’Art will welcome the masterpieces of this collection as part of a remarkable exhibition.
The Princely Collections is currently one of the most important and extensive private collections of art. It is also one of the most vibrant: the reigning prince, Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein, implements a policy of regular acquisitions. The selection of artworks presented at the Caumont Centre d’Art provides an insight into the tastes of the Liechtenstein family, with some forty or so paintings and watercolours on display, ranging from the 16th to the 19th century.
The exhibition is prefaced by a presentation of the Princely family, introducing the founders of the collection to the main collectors of the present day. The exhibition also showcases numerous works by the Grand Masters from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein, arranged in a themed and chronological layout.
The exhibition is structured as follows:
- The Princes of Liechtenstein
- The grand gallery of the 16th century
- An eclectic taste
- The Princes’ cabinet of curiosities
- The Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish Painting
- Landscapes and still lifes
- The Princely residences
- Princes and Princesses, Karoline, Franz-Josef, Marie Franziska
For more information on the collections of the Princes of Liechtenstein: www.liechtensteincollections.at