The exhibition introduces visitors to works by leading European masters created from the 1580s to the beginning of the 17th century, a time of "dazzling printmaking".
Visitors will learn about engravings at Rudolph's court in Prague during the heyday of innovative and ambitious styles and techniques. By moving his court to the Czech capital of Prague, Rudolph II turned the city into a vibrant center of art and science. He acquired works of art from all over Europe and beyond and amassed one of the largest and most diverse collections of his time. His collection of thousands of paintings, engravings, drawings, sculptures and other valuable objects led his biographer Karel van Mander to call him the greatest patron of the arts in the world.