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Princely collections from Liechtenstein on display at NPM

Princely collections from Liechtenstein on display at NPM

Taipei, April 18 (CNA) The Princely Family of Liechtenstein's collection of art is currently on display at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, offering viewers a glimpse of five centuries of Western art. Some 118 items on loan from the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna, Austria will be presented at the first ever exhibit of the collection in Taiwan. The Family are rulers of the principality of Liechtenstein. Their collection includes important European works of art, and is considered one of the world's leading private art collections. Among the 118 exhibits is "Portrait of a Man" by Italian Renaissance painter Raphael, which is being exhibited in Taiwan for the first time, according to the National Palace Museum. The 1617 painting "Mars and Rhea Silvia" by Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, and Friedrich von Amerling's "Portrait of Princess Marie Franziska von Liechtenstein at the Age of Two" are also among the items on display. In addition to paintings, the "Crown of the Alps: Masterworks from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein" exhibition also showcases antique books, medals and firearms. It will give viewers an overview of the Princely Family of the central European state, and of western mythology, religion, customs and folk life, the museum said. The exhibition, which opened Friday, will run until Aug. 31. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-19 08:05 GMT+08:00