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Graphic collection

As in the large galleries of prints in Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg and Coburg, the Schleswig collection consists of artistic works on paper. These include sketches and aquarelles as well as prints. The collection also includes individual printing blocks (wood or linocut) as well as copper and zinc etching plates. During the course of the history of the museum, which was founded in 1878, more than 85,000 sheets have been compiled.

The comprehensive inventory of ornamental engravings mostly from the 17th century date back to the beginnings. Works from Asmus Jakob Carstens, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein and the portrait drawing of the Greifswald historian Christian Friedrich Rühs by Caspar David Friedrich’s hand excel.

The painter and Weimar Academy Director Hans Olde’s inheritance just as a series of completed graphic works, also by Friedel Anderson, Edgar Augustin, Klaus Fußmann and Jörn Pfab, have belonged to the collection for several decades.

The collection incorporates larger groups of works from the classical modern period such as Erick Heckel, Oskar Kokoschka and Christian Rohlfs.

With 850 works, Schloss Gottorf owns one of the largest collections of work by Horst Janssen, largely thanks to the artist’s generosity, who over the course of several years regularly donated copies of the completed sheets and had determined Gottorf as his paper mausoleum.

The following are less extensively represented, but with exquisite works: Eduard Bargheer, Conrad Felixmüller, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Emil Schumacher and Max Uhlig.
You can visit the gallery of copper engravings with advance notification. The contact person is Dr. Thomas Gädeke,, +49 (0)4621 813- 228.  

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