Imperial Portrait of Emperor Charlemagne (Detail), Albrecht Dürer workshop, 1514 © Deutsches Historisches Museum

Connoisseurship and Art Loot. Max J. Friedländer, Bruno Lohse and Albrecht Dürer’s Imperial Portraits

Special presentation in the Permanent Exhibition

24 November 2017 to 25 February 2018

The Imperial Portraits of Emperor Charlemagne and Emperor Sigismund from Albrecht Dürer’s workshop are key objects in the collections of the Deutsches Historisches Museum. A small presentation shows the pictures – embedded in the section on National Socialism in the Permanent Collection – before the backdrop of their "discovery" in 1938 in a London art gallery by Max J. Friedländer, director of the Berlin Gemäldegalerie until 1933, and their purchase by the museum from the holdings of a Nazi art thief in the year 2003.

View into the exhibition

Opening hours

daily 10 am to 6 pm


Free up to 18 years
€ 8, reduced € 4

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Deutsches Historisches Museum

Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin

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