The Klesch Collection is an important growing collection of Old Masters that focuses on paintings created in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. Some of the greatest names in art history are represented in the collection, including Titian, Sir Anthony van Dyck, Ludovico Carracci, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Salomon van Ruysdael, Giuseppe Ribera, Guido Reni, Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Giorgio Vasari.
One of the important aspects of the collection is its focus on recognising the importance of women artists during the 16th and 17th centuries. Their work and artistic contribution has been largely ignored by institutions, so The Klesch Collection aims to celebrate women artist’s skills and to promote this aspect of the Old Masters. Some of the women artists represented in the collection are Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Judith Leyster, and Michaelina Wautier.
The Klesch Collection is committed to sharing its masterpieces with the wider public, and they can often be found on loan at prominent public museums and institutions around the world. Accessibility, preservation and scholarship are paramount, thus ensuring the artistic treasures in The Klesch Collection endure for generations to come.