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Castle Gallery (Obrázarna Prazskeho Hradu)

Castle Gallery (Obrázarna Prazskeho Hradu) (30)

The former inhabitants of the castle probable never imagined that a place as humble as the stables would one day house an art collection, because this is the origin of these rooms, where today you see the castle’s art gallery.

On show here is the art collection of King Rudolf II, who lived between the 16th and 17th centuries, and dedicated himself, among other things, to compiling all kinds of valuable or strange objects: paintings, sculptures and works of art, but also medical instruments, mechanical theatres or rare plants.

However, on the death of Rudolf II the members of the Court broke up the greater part of the collections. Swedish invaders took a part in 1648 and another important part was taken to Vienna and Dresden or auctioned in 1782.

The works that were conserved have been on show since 1965 in the Castle Gallery. If you have some time to spend, check out “The Assembly of the Gods”, by Rubens, or “Woman looking into a mirror”, by Titian.

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