The fine arts collection was founded in 1956 and in 1971 featured around 1500 paintings, drawings, tombstones, coats of arms etc.

Presently, the fine arts collection features 2395 oil paintings, watercolors, sketches and engravings.

Among the more valuable and important pieces, from an artistic and historical point of view, we mention the portraits of Costache Suțu (founder of Suțu Palace), of Irina Suțu (his daughter-in-law), and of Alexandru Suțu, as well as the portraits of Atanasie Hristopol (a well-known Greek inovator from the 19th century), of Elisabeta Marin and Elisabeta Hagi Tudorache (painted by Johann Frankenberger), the portrait of I.C. Brătianu (E. Stoenescu), the portraits of Gheorghe Bibescu, Carol Davila, Mihail Kogălniceanu (painted by Nicolae Angelescu), of C.A. Rosetti (by Al. Elliescu), of Ghe. Solacolu, and of Mayor Alexandru Donescu.

The original album of watercolors signed by Preziosi is also among the collection’s most important works.

The creations are signed by renowned artists such as Johann Frankenberger, Constantin Lecca, Carol Popp de Szathmary, Ion Luchian, Nicolae Grigorescu, Al. Elliescu, Aurel Jiquidi, Sava Henția and R. Iosif.

There are also numerous works depicting architectural, landscape and urban aspects of the city of Bucharest within the collection.

(4) Comments

  • Romylos Mantzouras 24/10/2018 @ 21:18

    Dear sir/madam
    I am writing a paper about the life of Atanasie Hristopol (Athanasios Hristopoulos) witch is going to be presented in the city of Kastoria, the hometown of Hristopol.
    Is it possible that you can mail me a copy of the picture of his, so that can be included in the presentation ?
    Of course the source is going to be mentioned.
    Thank you very much
    Romylos Mantzouras

    • Radu Eliana 08/11/2018 @ 14:05

      Hello, please write to us more details about the paper and its contents and send us your request via e-mail at so we can contact the collection custodian. Thank you!

      • Romylos Mantzouras 25/03/2019 @ 22:27

        Dear miss/misses Radu Eliana
        I have sented you a request via the mail you were asked me in the 18th of February, but there was no respond from you. Please answer .A simple digital copy of the portrait of Hristopol you have in your museum is essential to my research. Thank you

        • Radu Eliana 16/05/2019 @ 8:27

          Apologies, we will check with our colleagues to see if they have prepared the image and we will send you a partnership agreement draft for the usage of said image.
          All the best.

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