An almost complete collection of the graphic works created by Nuremberg artists between the late 16th century and the present day.
The Graphic Art Collection boasts a collection of works by Nuremberg artists which is unusual in its completeness. Engravings, woodcuts, etchings, lithographs and water colours, gouaches, and drawings were collected systematically. The stock amassed over the years documents the graphic works of Nuremberg artists from the late 16th century up until the present day.
The collection boasts a nearly complete body of prints by important copperplate engravers of the 17th and 18th centuries, such as Johann Alexander Boener and Johann Adam Delsenbach, likewise of etchings by 19th century artists such as Johann Adam Klein and Johann Christoph Erhard. There are also substantial portfolios of works by the brothers Georg Christoph and Johann Christoph Jakob Wilder. Nuremberg art of the late 19th and of the 20th century is also well represented.
The collection of printed Nuremberg portraits is the most extensive of its kind. Portrait engravings dating back to Nuremberg's time as a Free City of the Empire predominate. But portraits of personalities - past and present - who resided outside Nuremberg may also be found.
Stock is classified according to artists' names and according to the names of the personalities represented, thus providing easy access.