LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna
We would like to thank the Princely Collections for the permission to use the artwork.
The Collections of the Princes von und zu Liechtenstein contain major works of European art from five centuries. The larger-than-life-size bronze of “Christ in Distress” commissioned in 1607 by Prince Karl I von Liechtenstein (1569–1627) from Adrian de Fries that is still preserved in the Princely Collections’ holdings represents the first recorded commission of a work of art by a member of the Princely House.
Since that time, the collections have been continuously expanded, with the result that today, the Princely Collections number more than thirty thousand objects in their holdings. These are actively supplemented and enriched with complementary works in an ongoing acquisitions policy.