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Mar 2, 2016 7:00 PM


The lecture will introduce the The Painting Collection of Prince-Bishop of Olomouc Karl von Lichtenstein-Castelcorno. He was an art collector and art patron, a personality which founded one of the most important private art collections in Europe.

A simple message CONDIDIT [created] painted in 1759 by Josef Stern on the ceiling of the Kroměříž Château Library, probably best describes the role played by Bishop Karl von Lichtenstein-Castelcorno (epis. 1664–1695) in the history of the Olomouc diocese and, by extension, the Central Europe. He not only stabilized the war-torn economy but also became a founder of the bishopric painting collections.

Two large exhibition projects are going to be opened in New York in March 2016. Both will present paintings purchased by Bishop Karl in 1673. The first exhibition, entitled Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible in the Met Breuer will introduce a jewel of the bishopric collection, Titian’s painting Apollo and Marsyas and the second, Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture in The Frick Collection, will introduce canvas by Anthonis van Dyck English King Charles I. and His Wife Henrietta Maria.

The lecture will present Bishop Karl as a collector and patron of arts, as a personality thanks to which is the archbishopric painting collection ranked today among the most important private collections in Europe.


Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Mar 2, 2016 7:00 PM


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