Gallerie degli Uffizi, Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe


The Gabinetto dei disegni e delle stampe is located on the first floor of the Galleria delle Statue e delle Pitture, in the space which once housed the sixteenth-century Medici Theatre, built by Bernardo Buontalenti (1531-1608). With over 177,000 drawings and prints, dated between the late fourteenth and the twentieth-first century, it is one of the most important graphic collections in the world. Between 1952 and 1960, a series of important maintenance works was entrusted to the Florentine rationalist architect Edoardo Detti (1913-1984). More recently, a new study room with over thirty workstations has been installed. The collection was started around the mid-seventeenth century by Cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici (1617-1675). Predominant are the works from Renaissance and seventeenth-century Tuscany and Florence. The collection of architectural drawings is also noteworthy. The Gabinetto dei disegni e delle stampe periodically curates exhibitions and restores its works in a specialised laboratory. The library owns circa 20,000 volumes on the graphic arts.


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- Baroni, Alessandra. I libri di stampe dei Medici e le stampe in volume degli Uffizi. Florence: Olschki, 2011. 

- de Witt, Antony. La collezione delle stampe. Rome: Libreria dello Stato, 1938.

- Fara, Giovanni Maria. Albrecht Dürer: originali, copie, derivazioni. Florence: Olschki, 2007.

- Fileti Mazza, Miriam, Storia di una collezione: dai libri di disegni e stampe di Leopoldo de' Medici all'età moderna. Florence: Olschki, 2009.

- Fileti Mazza, Miriam. Storia di una collezione. I disegni e le stampe degli Uffizi dal periodo napoleonico al primo conflitto mondiale. Florence: Olschki, 2014. 

- Forlani Tempesti, Anna. ll gabinetto dei disegni e delle stampe. Florence: 1980.