The painting of the great Dutch masters, with its outstanding quality and distinction, never loses its fascination.

In the 17th century, freedom, religious tolerance and an impressive socio-political and economic system resulted in fertile ground for art to flourish.

Schilderijen (the Dutch word for pictures and paintings), show the enormous diversity of the visible world, along with a remarkable perception of the undramatic scenes of everyday life.

 Schilderijen are a striking feature of the Residenzgalerie collection. These paintings – part of the Viennese collection of Count Czernin, purchased by the Province of Salzburg in 1980 – represent a superb selection of still lifes, landscapes, portraits, nights scenes, and history, genre, marine and architecture paintings.

In addition, the exhibition includes masterworks from other distinguished museums and collections.

Gerrrit A. Berckheyde, Leohard Bramer, Dirk van Deelen, Gerard Dou, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Jan van Goyen, Aart van der Neer, Adrian van Ostade, Paulus Potter, Rembrandt, Salomon van Ruysdael, Jacob I Ruisdael, Emmanuel de Witte, Jan Weenix and others.

Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Still Life, Breakfast with Champaign Glass and Pipe, 1642, oil/oak panel, 46.5 x 58.5 cm, detail, Residenzgalerie Salzburg, inv. no. 562, photo: U. Ghezzi