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The Mimara Museum is an art museum housing the collection assembled by Wiltrud and Ante Topić Mimara. Its full official name is the "Art Collection of Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara".
In a large building built in the 19th century by Kuno Waidmann, over 1,500 pieces are exhibited permanently dating from the prehistoric period up to the 20th century.
The collection hosts some of the greatest artists of all times such as Lorenzetti, Raffaello, Giorgione, Veronese, Caravaggio, Canaletto.
Most of the major art school are represented with 60 paintings by the Dutch masters Van Goyen, Ruisdael, 50 works by the Flemish masters Van der Weyden, Bosch, Rubens, Van Dyck, more than 30 by the Spanish masters Velázquez, Murillo, Goya, some 20 paintings by the German masters Holbein, Liebermann, Leibl, some 30 paintings by the English painters Gainsborough, Turner, Bonington and more than 120 paintings by the French masters Georges de la Tour, Boucher, Chardin, Delacroix, Corot, Manet, Renoir, Degas.
The drawings collection holds some 200 drawings by Bronzino, Guardi, Claude Lorrain, Le Brun, Oudry, Greuze, Géricault, Friesz.
There is a major controversy concerning the authenticity of a lot of works as Ante Topić is known for being a counterfeiter. You can make your own opinion by looking at them !
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