Small Pictures – Big Names

Drawings from the Maximilian Speck von Sternburg Collection

19. February to 17. May 2015

Baron Maximilian Speck von Sternburg (1776–1856), merchant and one of the founding patrons of the museum, was not merely a passionate collector of paintings by Old and New Masters, but also of drawings, prints and literature on this topic of art. It is thanks to his great-great grandson, Wolf-Dietrich Baron Speck von Sternburg, that his collection – 202 paintings, 127 drawings, 192 prints – has been permanently available to the city of Leipzig saince 1996 as the ‘Maximilian Speck von Sternburg Foundation’. … read more