(Edler von Weizenfeld, Johann Nepomuk)

Beschreibung der Churfürstlichen Bildergallerie in Schleisheim.

München, 1775.

Reference: 15395
Price: £480 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. (6) + 239 + (13)pp, engraved title leaf vignette, engraved headpiece (to p.1, with view of the Neues Schloss). Contemporary full calf, gilt spine, worn at lower outer corners and at head of spine (old paper label on spine with ink number 4736). A good, clean, fresh copy internally.

Catalogue of the collection of over a thousand paintings in the Neues Schloss at Schleissheim, just outside Munich, built for the Elector Maximilian II Emmanuel of Bavaria (1662-1726) in the early eighteenth century. Although some of the paintings had been inherited from previous Electors, the great majority of them had been acquired for Maximilian II Emmanuel himself, and the collection, the largest in any of the palaces of the reigning Wittelsbach dynasty, was especially strong in German, Flemish, Dutch and Italian paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Since the best of the paintings were later to be transferred to the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, the present catalogue, compiled by the “Gallerie-Direktor” J.N.Edler von Weizenfeld, and providing exact measurements for each item in the collection, remains a helpful record of the collection when still in its entirety at Schleissheim. It also records where each painting was hung in the art gallery and in other state rooms of the Neues Schloss.