Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden

Most of the major works that can be admired here today were brought together in only about half a century. The Saxon Elector and later Polish King Augustus the Strong (1670-1733) and above all his son August III expanded the collection of German and Dutch masters that had already been created in the Kunstkammer. (1696-1763) with a system: Until the outbreak of the Seven Years‘ War, their agents acquired works from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries throughout Europe.

The works have been publicly presented since 1747 in the so-called Johanneum, the former electoral stable building. The collection received a building appropriate to its constantly growing and valuable inventory around a hundred years later: Gottfried Semper, the architect of the Hofoper, now known as the “Semperoper”, built the gallery building on the Zwinger in its immediate vicinity, in which the Old Masters are still housed today .

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