150 Years Friendship Austria-Japan
The Habsburg Dynasty :
600 Years of Imperial Collections
19 October 2019 – 26 January 2020
The National Museum of Western Art
The Hapsburgs reigned in Europe over vast territories for centuries since the medieval period. The prestigious family with their ancestral base in Austria is also known for building one of the world’s finest art collections, utilizing its great riches and extensive network.
The present exhibition, celebrating 150 years of diplomatic ties between Austria and Japan, sheds light on the history of art collection of the Habsburgs and the glorious family.
A total of some 100 pieces now displayed in Tokyo are mainly on loan from Vienna’s Art History Museum, covering precious paintings, prints, crafts, tapestry and arms.
Highlights of the Hapsburg exhibition
◆ Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I
Maximilian I (1459-1519) played an important role in the development of the Habsburgs and laid the foundation for the family’s art collection
◆ Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II (1552-1612)
◆ The golden age of the Habsburg family collection
◆ 18th century
Maria Theresia (1717-1780) and her daughter Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793) are among the star attractions.
◆ The Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy and its end
Franz Josef I (1830-1916), the “last emperor” of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy, was also a leading figure in the establishment of the Vienna Art History Museum in 1891.
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