Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Salzburg

The Residenzgalerie is an art gallery occupying the east wing of the Alte Residenz in Salzburg, and showcases a finely curated collection of 16th - 19th century European paintings.

The Residenzgalerie is an art gallery occupying the east wing of the Alte Residenz in Salzburg, and showcases a finely curated collection of 16th - 19th century European paintings. It focusses on 17th century Dutch painting, 17th - 18th century Italian, French and Austrian painting, and works by 19th century Austrian masters.

The state gallery was originally established to replace the art collection of the prince archbishops which was lost during the Napoleonic wars in the 19th century. While most of the art on display is owned by the state, it also loans pieces from other Austrian museums and private owners. The centrepiece is the Czernin Collection of Count Johann Rudolf Czernin von und zu Chudenitz. Highlights of the various collections include -

  • Flemish Baroque – Brueghel's Diana, nach der Jagd ruhend (Diana resting after the hunt), Rubens' Allegorie auf Kaiser Karl V. als Weltenherrscher (Allegory on Emperor Charles V as Ruler of Vast Realms), Frans Francken's The Last Judgement and The Damned Being Cast into Hell.
  • Dutch Baroque – Rembrandt's Betende alte Frau (Old Woman Praying), Deelen's Musizierende Gesellschaft in einem Renaissance-Palast (Musical society in a Renaissance palace), and Witte's Innenansicht der Nieuwe Kerk in Delft (Interior of the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft).
  • French Baroque – Boucher's Träumende Schäferin (Dreaming Shepherdess), Vignon's Flora, and Boulanger's Raumgesicht der Nausikaa (Face of Nausika).
  • Italian Baroque – Giordano's Resurrection, Battista's Peasant Girl, and Francesco's Bathing Bathsheba.
  • Austrian – Altomonte's Die vier Jahreszeiten, Chronos huldigend (The Four Seasons honoring Chronos), Memberger's Sintflut (Flood), Waldmuller's Kinder im Fenster (Children at Window), Amerling's Self Portrait, Ender's Badgastein mit Wasserfall (Badgastein with Waterfall), and Makart's Gesellschaftsszene (Company scene). Landscape paintings of Salzburg present views of the city in the past.

The museum is housed on the third floor, but the rest of the Residenz complex comprising 180 rooms and 3 large courtyards is also worth exploring. Explore the grand reception rooms of the prince-archbishops with Renaissance, Baroque and Classical elements, the marble portals, and state rooms with frescoes, stucco work and period furniture.

Admission to the Residenzgalerie is part of the DomQuartier tickets. Entry is € 12.00 for adults, € 10.00 for students and seniors, free for children aged 6-16 years, and € 27.00 for families of 2 adults and upto 5 children. Guided tours for groups of upto 15 persons are € 60.00.
















About Residenzgalerie Salzburg

 Residenzpl. 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

 +43 662 8404510


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