Masterpieces from the Wien Art Academy collection

From Renaissance to Modern; Cranach, Rubens, Rembrandt…

What is the Wien Art Academy (der Akademie der bildenden Kunste Wien)?
The art academy, the oldest art school in the central European region, was founded in 1726 and has been conducting the leading role in art education in Austria. Its art gallery is the oldest public art museum in Wien with the collection of art works ranging from the Renaissance to the present time. The size of the collection is the second largest after the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Austria.

The collection in the golden times of the Habsburg Empire!
The collection is based on the 740 pieces of art works bequeathed by Anton Graf Lamberg-Sprinzenstein (1740-1822) who worked for Maria Theresia(1717-1780). Wien at the time was the center of cultural activities where Mozart (1756-1791) and Schubert (1797-1828) took an active part. One may appreciate the atmosphere of the days of its glory from this collection.

What is the highlight of this exhibition?
The exhibition consists of around 80 master works including 4 Lucas Cranach from German Renaissance period, 2 Peter Paul Rubens, a Anthonis van Dyck, a Rembrandt from the 17th century Baroque period, a Bartolome Esteban Murillo from the Spanish Baroque period, 3 Francesco Guaridi from the 18th century Italian period and paintings by the Academy professors. One will enjoy an overview of art history spanning 400 years through this magnificent collection which has been long-loved and well-preserved in Wien.

Exhibition Details

From September 16 (Sat.) to November 12 (Sun.), 2006.
(closed Mondays except Sep. 18, and Oct. 9)
Seiji Togo Memorial SOMPO JAPAN Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
SOMPO JAPAN Bldg.42nd Floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
10:00-20:00 (Fridays, Admittance by 19:30)
Adults: 1,000yen (800yen)
University & High School Students: 600 yen (500yen)
Senior Citizens (65 years and more): 800yen
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
The Yomiuri Shimbun
The Japan Association of Art Museums
Supported by
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Kao Corporation
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
Patronized by
Osterreichische Botschaft, Tokio
Cooperation with
Japan Airlines


(1) Lucas Cranach d. A.
Das ungleiche Paar, 1531
(2) Lucas Cranach d. A.
Lucretia, 1532
(3) Anthonis van Dyck
Selbstbildnis im Alter von etwa funfzehn jahren, 1614
(4) Peter Paul Rubens
Die drei Grazien, 1620-1624
(5) Pieter Boel
Stillleben mit Globus und Kakadu, 1658
(6) Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Wurfel spielenden Knaben, 1670/75
(7) Rembrandt Harmensz. Van Rijn
Bildnis einer jungen Frau, 1632
(8) Francesco Guardi
Der markusplatz mit dem Uhrturm, c.1770
(9) Martin van Meytens
Bildnis Kaiserin Maria Theresias als Konigin von Ungarn, 1759
(10)Carl Moll
Aus Meinem Atelier, 1906
All works (c) Gemaldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Kunste Wien