Dictionary of Berlin

Full text: Brasch & Rothenstein's Guide of Berlin

The Brescian School is unusually well represented by 
works of Romanio, Savoldo, Moroni and Moretto. 
Italian Art in the lyth century is abundantly and well 
exemplified by a number of the naturalistic works in which 
it was the most successful. The collection includes good 
examples of Caravaggio, Rilera, • Salvator Rosa, and Guido 
The gem of the Early German School is Holbein's 
portrait of the great merchant Gisze, wich formed part of 
the Solly collection, and his justly regarded as one of the 
finest works by this master. Two other ad- Table portraits 
by Holbein belonged to the Suermondt Cabinet. 
The want of many genuine works by Durer is partially 
compensated for by the masterpieces of his two best pupils, 
Hans von Kulmbach and Albrecht Altdorfer. 
Of the numerous examples of Lucas Cranach, a few 
of the small portraits only are in his best style. 
The Netherlandish Art of the lyth century, the period of 
the development of the two great national schools of the 
Flemish and the Dutch, may be studied here to great advan 
tage. Of the works of Peter Paul Rubens, the versatile chief 
of the Flemish School, the Gallery possesses a small but 
choice collection, nearly all executed without the aid of his 
The talents of Van Dyck are exhibited in a Pieta, and 
in three altar-pieces. The collection also contains good 
examples of Diepenbeck, Van Thulden, Van Mol, Adrian 
Brouwer, Snyders and Fyt. The best works by Teniers 
the Younger are the Backgammon Players, the Temptation 
of St. Anthony, and a Rural Feast. 
2. Collections in the New Museum. 
Approaching the New Museum from the Old by the con 
necting passage, the visitor is recommended to traverse Rooms 
X, XI, and XII, and enter the spacious staircase (125 feet in 
lenght, 50 in width, and 65 in height) which forms the centre
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