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Die Kaiserl. Königl. Gemälde-Galerie In Wien. Radirungen Von William Unger. Text Von Carl Von Lützow. Hundert Kupfertafeln.

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna)

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Wien.: Verlag Von H.O. Miethke., MDCCCLXXXVI.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 665 mm. (the plates), 403 mm. (the text).

General Note

Vol. I: [2] p., [52] pl. [in the Royal Academy's copy bound with smaller text of [4], x, 106 p.: illus.]. - Vol. II: [2] p., [48] pl. [in the Royal Academy's copy bound with continuation of text volume: p.107-205, [1]: illus.]. - In the Royal Academy's copy the pages of the text are interspersed after every four plates in each volume. The set at Manchester University is catalogued as having the text in a separate volume, and as having a second set of plates, '2 Hundert Kupfertafeln'.


Vol. I: [T.p.] - [Plates]. Bound with text volume of [Half-t., blank f., t.p.] - Einleitung - I(-LII) [i.e. description of plates]. - Vol. II: [T.p.] - [Plates]. Bound with remainder of text volume: LIII(-C) [descriptions of plates] - Schlusswort - Inhalt; Illustrationen im Text; Alphabetisches Register.

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed by 'W. Unger' (or 'W. Unger f').

The in-text illustrations generally name the source-artist. Some are signed by W. Unger.


W. Unger, Aus meinem leben (1929).

Summary Note

The text lists and describes the paintings shown in the plates, and assigns each a number, although the plates themselves do not carry numbers.

They show works by Rubens (14 plates), Titian (11) and Van Dyck (8); and by the following painters: L. Achtschellinck, C. Amberger, Fra Bartolommeo, G. Bassano, P. Breughel the elder (2), Canaletto, Van de Cappelle, Ag. Caracci, Ann. Caracci, G. Cocques, Correggio (2), Craesbeeck, G.B. Crespi, G. Dow, Dürer (2), van Eyck, D. Feti, F. Furini, J. Fyt, Giogione, F. Hals, Hobbema, H. Holbein the younger (3), L. Lotto (2), Mantegna, Memling, van Mieris, A. Mor, Moretto, G.B. Moroni, Murillo, Palma vecchio (3), Parmegianino, Perugino, Gaspard Poussin, Raphael, Rembrandt (5), Ribera, J. van Ruysdael, Andrea del Sarto, Snyders, J. Steen, Teniers (2), Terburg, Tintoretto (2), Valckenborch, Velazquez (3), Veronese (3), Vlieger, R. van der Weyden and P. Wouverman.


Purchased for RA Library in 1887 (see RA Annual Report for 1887, p. 44).

Copy Note

Probably defective - see note above on collation.

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'De Kaiserl. Königl. Gemälde-Galerie In Wien. Vol. I. (II.)'.

Name as Subject


Paintings, European - History
Collections - Art galleries - Museums - Austria - Vienna - 19th century
Catalogues - Austria - 19th century
Pictorial works - Etchings - Austria - 19th century


William Unger, engraver
Karl Friedrich Arnold von Lützow, 1832-1897
H. O. Miethke, publisher
Peter Paul Rubens, source artist
Anthony Van Dyck, source artist
Titian, source artist