Former Bishop of Đakovo Josip Juraj Strossmayer (1815–1905) was an avid collector of religious art. At any one time you can see some 300 pieces from his 4,000-piece collection at this gallery on the upper floors of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Most of the works were made by European masters between the 14th century and the early-20th century, represented by the likes of Italian Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio, Cretan Mannerist El Greco, and Flemish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel. In the lobby on the ground floor, note the renowned Baška Tablet, an 11th-century stone slab, engraved in medieval Glagolitic script, unique to Croatia. Originally in a tiny church near the village of Baška on the island of Krk, it was moved here for safekeeping in 1934.
Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters
Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 11
Our Rating Hours Tues 10am–7pm; Wed–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat–Sun 10am–1pm Phone 01/489-51-17 Prices Admission 30kn
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