Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud
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MORE THAN 65,000 SHEETS –
FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Among the most precious objects in the Wallraf’s Department of Drawings and Prints are the ‘Book of Hours of Sophia van Bylant’ (1475) with illuminations by the famous Cologne ‘Master of the St Bartholomew Altarpiece’, along with drawings by numerous artists including Leonardo, Dürer, Bandinelli, Rubens, Rembrandt, Ingres, Rodin, Ensor, Munch, Liebermann and Corinth.

In addition it includes unique medieval miniatures, hand drawings and watercolours. The lion’s share, however, is made up of prints. Apart from this, there are special groups such as sketch-books, portfolios or printed publications which contain original graphic art.


The holdings of Franz Ferdinand Wallraf and the even older collection of the Jesuit Ciollege in Cologne, which can be traced back to the sixteenth century, form the core of the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud.

Dr Thomas Ketelsen
Head of the Department of Drawings and Prints
Tel: +49 (0)221 /  221 - 223 95
  ketelsen[at]wallraf.museum

 

  • England, c. 1100: Disputatio of St Anselm of Canterbury, pen and brown ink and opaque paint, on parchment. 18,2 x 12,4 cm. Old holdings, WRM H 147
    England, c. 1100: Disputatio of St Anselm of Canterbury, pen and brown ink and opaque paint, on parchment. 18,2 x 12,4 cm. Old holdings, WRM H 147
  • Meister of the Lyversberg Passion (active in Cologne c. 1460 – c. 1490): Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and St John, c. 1460, opaque paints anf gold, on parchment, 28.9 x 20.1 cm. Acquired in 1933 as a gift from Kunsthandlung Malmedé, WRM M 79a
    Meister of the Lyversberg Passion (active in Cologne c. 1460 – c. 1490): Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and St John, c. 1460, opaque paints anf gold, on parchment, 28.9 x 20.1 cm. Acquired in 1933 as a gift from Kunsthandlung Malmedé, WRM M 79a
  • Lombard Master, c 1500: Lion and Bear, pen and brown ink, watercolour and tempera on parchment, 14.5 x 19 cm. Old holdings, WRM Z 1989
    Lombard Master, c 1500: Lion and Bear, pen and brown ink, watercolour and tempera on parchment, 14.5 x 19 cm. Old holdings, WRM Z 1989
  • Master of the St Bartholomew Altarpiece and‘Master of Margriet Uutenham: John the Baptist with Reynalt von Homoet, from the Book of Hours of Sophia van Bylant, 1475 (?), opaque paints with gold on parchment, 23.3 x 16.6 cm. Acquired in 1960 with the help of donations by the Federal Government, the state of North Rhine Westphalia, the Landschaftsverband and 132 businesses, banks and insurance companies, WRM 1961/32
    Master of the St Bartholomew Altarpiece and‘Master of Margriet Uutenham: John the Baptist with Reynalt von Homoet, from the Book of Hours of Sophia van Bylant, 1475 (?), opaque paints with gold on parchment, 23.3 x 16.6 cm. Acquired in 1960 with the help of donations by the Federal Government, the state of North Rhine Westphalia, the Landschaftsverband and 132 businesses, banks and insurance companies, WRM 1961/32
  • Albrecht Dürer (Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg): The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, c. 1500, woodcut on vergé paper, 39.2 x 28.2 cm. Old holdings, WRM 25371
    Albrecht Dürer (Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg): The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, c. 1500, woodcut on vergé paper, 39.2 x 28.2 cm. Old holdings, WRM 25371
  • Augsburg Master, c. 1520–30: Portrait of a Man, charcoal, coloured chalk on primed vergé paper, 6.3 x 20.2 cm. Old holdings, WRM Z 132
    Augsburg Master, c. 1520–30: Portrait of a Man, charcoal, coloured chalk on primed vergé paper, 6.3 x 20.2 cm. Old holdings, WRM Z 132
  • Baccio Bandinelli (Florence 1493–1560 Florence): Study of a Young Boy wiuth Drinking Vessel, c. 1530–40, red chalk on vergé paper, 40.2 x 28.6 cm. Old holdings, WRM Z 3450
    Baccio Bandinelli (Florence 1493–1560 Florence): Study of a Young Boy wiuth Drinking Vessel, c. 1530–40, red chalk on vergé paper, 40.2 x 28.6 cm. Old holdings, WRM Z 3450
  • Hendrick Goltzius (Mühlbrecht near Venlo 1558–1617 Haarlem): Head of an Old Man, 1593, black chalk, highlights in white, on vergé paper, 34.7 x 27.8 cm. Acquired in 1959 as a gift of the Freunde des Wallraf-Richartz-Museums e.V., WRM 1959/96
    Hendrick Goltzius (Mühlbrecht near Venlo 1558–1617 Haarlem): Head of an Old Man, 1593, black chalk, highlights in white, on vergé paper, 34.7 x 27.8 cm. Acquired in 1959 as a gift of the Freunde des Wallraf-Richartz-Museums e.V., WRM 1959/96
  • Lambert Doomer (Amsterdam 1624–1700 Amsterdam): Cologne Cathedral, seventeenth century, pen and brown ink, blue-grey and brown wash, on vergé paper, 23.8 x 41.2 cm. Acquired in 1958 as a gift of the Freunde des Wallraf-Richartz-Museums e.V., WRM 1958/2
    Lambert Doomer (Amsterdam 1624–1700 Amsterdam): Cologne Cathedral, seventeenth century, pen and brown ink, blue-grey and brown wash, on vergé paper, 23.8 x 41.2 cm. Acquired in 1958 as a gift of the Freunde des Wallraf-Richartz-Museums e.V., WRM 1958/2
  • Johann Anton de Peters (Cologne 1725–1795 Cologne): Portrait of a Lady with Book,  pastel and watercolour on vergé paper, 30.8 x 22.8 cm. Old holdings (estate of J. A. de Peters), WRM Z 445
    Johann Anton de Peters (Cologne 1725–1795 Cologne): Portrait of a Lady with Book, pastel and watercolour on vergé paper, 30.8 x 22.8 cm. Old holdings (estate of J. A. de Peters), WRM Z 445
  • Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732–1806 Paris): The Pretty Cook,  red chalk on vergé paper, 33.5 x 24.6 cm. Acquired in 1944, WRM 1944/6
    Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732–1806 Paris): The Pretty Cook, red chalk on vergé paper, 33.5 x 24.6 cm. Acquired in 1944, WRM 1944/6
  • Phillip Otto Runge (Wolgast 1777–1810 Hamburg): The Genies on the Light Lily,  pencil, black, red and white chalk on vergé paper, 57 x 40.9 cm. Acquired in 1937, WRM 1937/9
    Phillip Otto Runge (Wolgast 1777–1810 Hamburg): The Genies on the Light Lily, pencil, black, red and white chalk on vergé paper, 57 x 40.9 cm. Acquired in 1937, WRM 1937/9
  • Jean-August-Dominique Ingres (Montauban 1780–1867 Paris): Studies for the Figure of a Lictor,  black chalk, squaring in pencil, on vergé paper, 56.5 x 39.4 cm. Acquired in 1944, WRM 1944/13
    Jean-August-Dominique Ingres (Montauban 1780–1867 Paris): Studies for the Figure of a Lictor, black chalk, squaring in pencil, on vergé paper, 56.5 x 39.4 cm. Acquired in 1944, WRM 1944/13
  • Ernst Ferdinand Oehme (Dresden 1797–1855 Dresden): Naudersberg Castle in Tyrol,  watercolour over pencil and ink on vergé paper, 23.6 x 33.5 cm. Acquired in 1933, WRM 1933/35?
    Ernst Ferdinand Oehme (Dresden 1797–1855 Dresden): Naudersberg Castle in Tyrol, watercolour over pencil and ink on vergé paper, 23.6 x 33.5 cm. Acquired in 1933, WRM 1933/35?
  • Adolf Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel (Breslau (now Wroczaw) 1815–1905 Berlin): View over the roofs of Schandau,  pencil on vergé paper, 20.7 x 13 cm. Acquired in 1939, WRM 1939/70
    Adolf Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel (Breslau (now Wroczaw) 1815–1905 Berlin): View over the roofs of Schandau, pencil on vergé paper, 20.7 x 13 cm. Acquired in 1939, WRM 1939/70
  • Vincenz Statz (Cologne 1819–1898 Cologne): Vision of the Completed Spires of Cologne Cathedral (It will be finished!),  watercolour over pencil, on vergé paper, 65.5 x 48.8 cm. Old holdings, WRM Z 1704
    Vincenz Statz (Cologne 1819–1898 Cologne): Vision of the Completed Spires of Cologne Cathedral (It will be finished!), watercolour over pencil, on vergé paper, 65.5 x 48.8 cm. Old holdings, WRM Z 1704
  • Auguste Rodin (Paris 1840–1917 Meudon): Dancing Girl,  pencil with watercolour, on vergé paper, 32.8 x 19.1 cm. Acquired in 1958, WRM 1958/61.
    Auguste Rodin (Paris 1840–1917 Meudon): Dancing Girl, pencil with watercolour, on vergé paper, 32.8 x 19.1 cm. Acquired in 1958, WRM 1958/61.
  • Wilhelm Leibl (Cologne 1844–1900 Würzburg): The Girl with the Velvet Cap (‘Die Wabn’),  charcoal on vergé paper, 61.2 x 44.7 cm. Acquired in 1911, WRM 1925/271
    Wilhelm Leibl (Cologne 1844–1900 Würzburg): The Girl with the Velvet Cap (‘Die Wabn’), charcoal on vergé paper, 61.2 x 44.7 cm. Acquired in 1911, WRM 1925/271
  • Max Liebermann (Berlin 1847–1935 Berlin): Avenue in Sakrow,  Pastel on vergé paper, 23.4 x 30.0 cm. Acquired in 1929, WRM 1929/19
    Max Liebermann (Berlin 1847–1935 Berlin): Avenue in Sakrow, Pastel on vergé paper, 23.4 x 30.0 cm. Acquired in 1929, WRM 1929/19
  • Lovis Corinth (Tapiau (now Gvardeysk) 1858–1925 Zandvoort): Portrait of a Lady (Charlotte Berend-Corinth),  pencil and coloured pencils on rag board, 45.8 x 37.8 cm. Acquired in 1946 as a gift from Dr Haubrich, WRM 1950/46
    Lovis Corinth (Tapiau (now Gvardeysk) 1858–1925 Zandvoort): Portrait of a Lady (Charlotte Berend-Corinth), pencil and coloured pencils on rag board, 45.8 x 37.8 cm. Acquired in 1946 as a gift from Dr Haubrich, WRM 1950/46
  • James Ensor (Ostend 1860–1949 Ostend): The Cathedral,  etching on Japan paper, 39.9 cm x 28.4 cm. Acquired in 1913, WRM 1913/173
    James Ensor (Ostend 1860–1949 Ostend): The Cathedral, etching on Japan paper, 39.9 cm x 28.4 cm. Acquired in 1913, WRM 1913/173