Research publications, Rundāle Palace Museum collection and exhibition catalogues

Imants Lancmanis. Dievinātā Doroteja (Adored Dorothea)

Rundāle: Rundāle Palace Museum, 2018. 400 p.

This book is a dedication to the Duchess of Courland Dorothea on her 250th birthday, which in 2011 was marked by a small exhibition of identical title held at the Museum. The exhibition summarised the most significant events in Dorothea’s biography, displayed portraits of her and presented testimonies of her contemporaries, thus giving a voice to Dorothea and to those who knew her. The book follows in suite: the author’s narrative merely sketches transition from one direct speech to another, from one station in Dorothea’s life to the next. Quotations like traffic posts mark the passage of her life, lived at the turn of centuries when the old feudal world began to collapse and the French Revolution and Napoleon’s epoch marked a new world order.
Published in Latvian.
Price: 45 EUR

Portrets Latvijā: 19. gadsimts = Das Porträt in Lettland: 19. Jahrhundert (Portrait in Latvia. The 19th Century)

Ed. Inta Pujāte, Dainis Bruģis. Rīga: Neputns, 2014. 702 p.

This publication originates from the exhibition ‘The 19th Century Portrait in Latvia’, which was organised at the Rundāle Palace Museum in 2008-2009. It contains the exhibition catalogue, as well as scientific articles devoted to portraiture written by Eduards Kļaviņš, Imants Lancmanis, Sarmīte Fogele, Edvarda Šmite, Anita Meinarte, Dainis Bruģis and Inta Pujāte. The catalogue features 565 portraits.
Published in Latvian and German.
Price: 48 EUR

 

Didzis Lībietis, Lauma Lancmane. Kurzemes hercogu kapenes (The Vaults of the Dukes of Courland)

Rundāle: Rundāle Palace Museum, 2010. 47 p., 72 images.

The publication provides a short overview of the history of Jelgava, the vaults of the Dukes of Courland and Semigallia, biographies of the Kettler and Biron Families and their relatives, and descriptions of sarcophagi.
Published in Latvian and German.
Price: 4.20 EUR

Didzis Lībietis, Lauma Lancmane. The Family Vault of the Dukes of Courland

Rundāle: Rundāle Palace Museum, 2002. 32 p.

The publication provides a short overview of the history of Jelgava, the vaults of the Dukes of Courland and Semigallia, biographies of the Kettler and Biron Families and their relatives, and descriptions of sarcophagi.
Published in English.
Price: 4.20 EUR

 

Rundāle: Pils muzejs: Kolekcijas = Palace museum: Collections = Schlossmuseum: Sammlungen = Дворец-музей: Коллекции

Author collective: Rīga: Jumava, 2001, 303 p.

445 photographs in this album depict the most significant objects in the Museum’s collection. Paintings; engravings; stone and wooden sculptures; furniture; textiles; articles made from non-ferrous, ferrous and precious metals; articles made from bone; ceramics; faience; porcelain and glass are viewed in chronological order and grouped by regions. Annotation in Latvian is accompanied by a concise description and historical references. Introduction portrays the origins of collection and includes 14 colour photographs of the interiors and exhibitions at Rundāle Palace.
Published in Latvian, English, German and Russian.
Price: 21 EUR

 

Ernst Johann von Biron, 1690-1990. Exhibition at the Rundāle Palace Museum. Catalogue

Author collective. Rundāle: Rundāle Palace Museum, 1992 (German edition – 1993). 135 p., 187 images.

A monograph-type exhibition catalogue dedicated to the Duke of Courland and Semigallia Ernst Johann von Biron’s 300th birthday. This publication presents a large study on the Duchy of Courland in the 18th century, as well as the Duke Ernst Johann and offers a new interpretation of his biography in the context of historical sources. Research topics cover the Duke’s iconography, heraldry, sigillography, medals, coins, the Duke’s palaces and the collection of art works in Courland.
Published in Latvian, German and Russian.
Price: 14 EUR

 

Sudrabs Latvijas lietišķajā mākslā 5. – 20. gs. (Silver in Latvian Decorative Art in the 5-20th Century)

Ed. Valda Vilīte. Rīga: Avots, 1991. 430 p., 735 images

A monograph-type catalogue in two parts: Part I includes a study on silver articles found in the territory of Latvia. These publications provide extensive information about the art of native silversmiths, local idiosyncrasies, silversmiths’ guilds in Riga, Kuldīga and Liepāja, as well as examples of outstanding but no longer preserved wares made by silversmiths.
Published in Latvian and Russian. The Latvian edition has a summary in German.
Price: Latvian edition – 3 EUR; Russian edition – out of print

Latvijas sudrabkaļi: Darbi un meistaru zīmes (Latvian Silversmiths: Work and Maker’s Marks)

Ed. Valda Vilīte. Rīga, 1993, 230 p., 229 images

A monograph-type catalogue in two parts: Part II features the biographies of Latvian silversmiths. These publications present extensive information about the art of native silversmiths, local idiosyncrasies, silversmiths’ guilds in Riga, Kuldīga and Liepāja, as well as examples of outstanding but no longer preserved wares made by silversmiths.
Published in Latvian and Russian. The Latvian edition has a summary in German.
Price: Latvian edition – 3 EUR; Russian edition – out of print

Alva Latvijas mākslas amatniecībā VI–XX gadsimtā: Izstāde Rundāles pilī: Katalogs (Tin in Latvian Decorative Craft in the 6th-20th Century: Exhibition at Rundāle Palace: Catalogue)

Ed. Daira Līdaka, Dzintra Miķelsone. Rīga: Avots, 1989. 199 p., 144 images

A monograph-type exhibition catalogue featuring a study of the profession of tin casting, its development in the territory of Latvia since the 6th century, information on the history of the guild, description of the tin casting method, craftsmen, their wares and maker’s marks.
Published in Latvian and Russian. The Latvian edition has a summary in German.
Price: 3 EUR

Ева Ланцмане. Портрет XVII века в Латвии: Каталог выставки в Рундальском дворце

(Ieva Lancmane. The 17th Century Portrait in Latvia: Exhibition at the Rundāle Palace Museum. Catalogue)

A monograph-type exhibition catalogue comprising a study on the 17th century portraits (painting, miniatures, graphics, sculpture, medals, coins) in various museum collections in Latvia.
Published in Russian with a summary in German.
Out of sale

 

17.04.2019