Collection

Diepenbroick Portrait Archive

Diepenbroick Portrait Archive

 

The Diepenbroick Portrait Archive encompassing approximately 120,000 prints ranging from the 16th to the 20th century, is the largest encyclopaedic collection of its kind in Germany. Since the collection’s focus is on sheets from the 17th and 18th century, these are also given collecting priority. In addition, attention is also paid to the international character of the collection – approximately half of the portraits do not originate from German-speaking regions. A further criterion for purchasing is the documentation of rare proofing prints, variants of prints and the reuse of printing plates.

The Portrait archive was the life’s work of Freiherr Hans-Dietrich von Diepenbroick-Grueter (1902–1980).