Janez Vajkard Valvasor Foundation
|Fundacija Janez Vajkard Valvasor|
|Novi trg 3, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 470 6100|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 425 3423, 386 (0) 1 425 3439|
|Proprietor||Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU)|
At the very end of 2009 a facsimile edition of the Iconotheca Valvasoriana was published by the Janez Vajkard Valvasor Foundation at the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU) in 17 volumes. They have been donated to the National Gallery of Slovenia by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
Prints, drawings and watercolours of various formats, which Valvasor bought on his travels across Europe between 1659 and 1672, and had bound into eighteen books (today one lost), were arranged by the author according to technique, the artist's ethnic origin and themes: depictions of the Old and New Testament, images of saints, antique motifs and diverse secular genre scenes, portraits, coats-of-arms, vedute, maps, as well as the animal and plant kingdom. Among them are works by Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Martin Schongauer, Jacques Callot, as well as other European masters of the 16th and 17th century.