family von Hohenzollern-Hechingen
Creators of the collection:

At the end of the 18th century an impressive collection of the Duke of Courland Peter von Biron (1724-1800), counting several hundred works of art, was moved to Silesia. At the time it was mostly stored and exhibited in the palace in Sagan. The second daughter of Peter von Biron, Paulina (1782-1845), married Friedrich Hermann von Hohenzollern-Hechingen who resided in Löwenberg (today's Lwówek Śląski). After the wedding, which happened soon after her father's death, she moved into her husband's residence, together with the part of her father's art collection which she inherited.

Description of the collection:

The part of the collection moved from Sagan to Löwenberg featured among others works by Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Meindert Hobbema, Jan van Goyen and Emanuel de Witte. The catalogues of Löwenberg's collection list over 400 paintings, including works by David Teniers, Salvatore Rosa, Jacob van Ruisdael, Gerard ter Borch, Andrea Mantegna, Pietro Perugino and Domenico Ghirlandaio.

Categories of works of art in this collection: Painting (8)

Verzeichnis der Gemälde-Sammlung Seiner Hoheit des Fürsten zu Hohenzollern-Hechingen, Loewenberg 1855

Katalog der werthvollen Gemälden alter Meister aus dem Nachlasse Fürsten Friedrich Wilhelm Konstantin von Hohenzollern-Hechingen, Rudolf Lepke’s Auctions-Hause, Berlin 1890

Niels von Holst, Die Gemäldegalerie Herzog Peters von Kurland in Sagan, „Quellen und Forschungen zur Baltischen Geschichte“, 5 (1944), p. 15-25


The Löwenberg gallery of paintings was sold off at Rudolf Lepke's auction house in Berlin in 1890.

Localization: Löwenberg (Lwówek Śląski) - palace of Hohenzollern-Hechingen family
Authors of this entry:
  • Magdalena Palica
Published on: 01 / 12 / 2009
Project co-financed by Ministry of Labour and Social Policy under Government Project – Civic Benefit Fund.
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