Portrait graphics

Joachim von Sandrart the Younger: Portrait of Nuremberg Painter Johannes Paul Auer. Dry-point etching, 1688 (excerpt).

The collection of Nuremberg portraits is the most extensive of its kind. The collection has likenesses of members of the city’s extensive aristocratic families, important figures from politics, culture and business, as well as professors from Altdorf University. The emphasis is on printed portraits from the era of the Free Imperial City to 1806 and during the 19th century, but portraits of personalities who resided outside Nuremberg may also be found. The stock is classified according to the artists' names as well as the names of the personalities represented, which provides easy access to the collection.

Stock is classified according to artists' names and according to the names of the personalities represented, thus providing easy access.

As part of the general inventory of the municipal art collections, holdings are gradually being digitized, and will be made available online as soon as possible.