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Catalogues Raisonnés

A centre of excellence for the research and protection of Austrian art, the Belvedere is given and documents the estates of Austrian artists. One important research focus is the series of Belvedere catalogues raisonnés. Thanks to the generous support of the Dorotheum, in 2010 the Institute for the Compilation of Catalogues Raisonnés was founded at the Belvedere Research Center. Its mission is to document the oeuvres of important Austrian artists from the Baroque era to the present day.

  • Marc Adrian (1930–2008)  Dr. Cornelia Cabuk, Mag. Harald Krejci
  • Friedrich von Amerling (1803–1887)  Dr. Sabine Grabner, Mag. Stefan Üner
  • Tina Blau-Lang (1845–1916)  Dr. Markus Fellinger, Mag. Claus Jesina
  • Herbert Boeckl (1894–1966)  Dir. Dr. Agnes Husslein-Arco, Univ. Prof. Dr. Matthias Boeckl, Mag. Kerstin Jesse
  • Josef Danhauser (1805–1845)  Dr. Sabine Grabner
  • Jean Egger (1897–1934)  Univ. Prof. Dr. Matthias Boeckl, Dr. Cornelia Cabuk
  • Gerhart Frankl (1901–1965)  Dir. Dr. Agnes Husslein-Arco, Mag. Stefan Üner
  • Carry Hauser (1895–1985)  Dr. Cornelia Cabuk
  • Hans Makart (1840–1884)  Dr. Gerbert Frodl
  • Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783)  Dr. Maria Pötzl-Malikova
  • Martin van Meytens (1695–1770)  Dr. Georg Lechner
  • Carl Moll (1861–1945)  Dr. Cornelia Cabuk
  • Koloman Moser (1868–1918)  Mag. Stefan Üner
  • Anton Romako (1832–1889)  Dr. Cornelia Reiter
  • Otto Rudolf Schatz (1900–1961)  Univ. Prof. Matthias Boeckl, Dr. Cornelia Cabuk
  • Emil Jakob Schindler (1842–1892)  Dr. Alexander Klee
  • Curt Stenvert (1920–1992)  Mag. Kerstin Jesse
  • Alfred Wickenburg (1885–1978)  Mag. Lucia Beck

Please send any relevant information to the Research Center at


Institute for the Creation of Catalogues Raisonnés

Cornelia Cabuk
Phone +43 1 795 57-257

Stefan Üner
Phone +43 1 795 57-133


Publications in the Belvedere series of catalogues raisonnés

Marc Adrian

Authors: Dieter Bogner, Cornelia Cabuk, Harald Krejci, Olaf Moeller | 978-3-902805-98-0 (Deutsch/English)

Marc Adrian (1930–2008) was one of the outstanding artists from a protesting, international neo-avant-garde after the Second World War. Extremely versatile, he invented new pictorial worlds and worked as a sculptor, painter, graphic artist, filmmaker, photographer, and author both in Austria and abroad. Through his explorations of motion and perception, he contributed to the international art movements ZERO, Nouvelles Tendances, and arte programmata, leading to his participation, as the only Austrian artist, in The Responsive Eye, the major Op Art exhibition shown in 1965 at MoMA in New York. Adrian realized his Kinetic worldview using an intermedia approach in new art forms, genres and technologies, and started off by working with Kurt Kren in experimental film. In his linguistic and media criticism he was one of the first artists to use the computer as a random generator and was involved in the legendary exhibition Cybernetic Serendipity held in 1968 in London. Based on his written estate, this publication analyses his evolution as an artist and sheds light on his significance in the context of international developments. As part of the Belvedere catalogues raisonnés series, this documentation includes 894 intermedia works in all genres, a significant number published here for the first time. 

Herbert Boeckl

Author: Agnes Husslein-Arco, Matthias Boeckl, Kerstin Jesse | ISBN: 978-3-900000-21-9 (German), 978-3-900000-54-7 (English)

Herbert Boeckl (1894–1966) was one of the key figures in Austrian modern art. As a painter, professor and later Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, this self-taught artist had a lasting impact on the Austrian art scene. Building on the achievements of Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka and the Neukunstgruppe [New Art Group], Boeckl emerged as one of the main exponents of expressive modern painting in Austria. This catalogue raisonné of Boeckl’s paintings, sculptures, frescoes, and tapestries is based on the oeuvre catalogue of paintings by Leonore Boeckl (1975, 370 entries), in-depth research, and new archival records. Revised according to the latest academic standards, it documents 411 works.

Anton Romako: Pionier und Außenseiter der Malerei des 19. Jahrhunderts
Monografie mit Werkverzeichnis 

Author: Cornelia Reiter | ISBN: 978-3-900000-83-7 (German)

Anton Romako (1832–1889) was without doubt one of the most fascinating artists in nineteenth-century Austrian art history. His colourful and contradictory personality comes across in his pioneering work that anticipates early twentieth-century art, especially Austrian Expressionism. In this monograph with a catalogue raisonné, Romako emerges as an artist with international contacts who was extremely well informed. Featuring 880 works, Cornelia Reiter presents the first detailed documentation of his paintings that offer an insight into the artist’s times and reveal complex depths.

Josef Danhauser. Biedermeierzeit im Bild

Author: Sabine Grabner | ISBN: 978-3-205-78718-1 (German)

Josef Danhauser is one of the most important painters from the Biedermeier period. His images humorously capture humanity’s minor and major weaknesses. They are usually based on a quote from the Bible or a work of world literature and Danhauser transports its content into his own times. In addition, his works are a document of contemporary lifestyles and interior design, as the painter liked to include the latest creations from the Danhauser furniture factory. The analysis of Josef Danhauser’s development as a painter and description of his life is complemented by a catalogue raisonné of all his known paintings and drawings with over 554 entries and illustrations (where available). 

Carry Hauser: Monograph and Catalogue Raisonné

Author: Cornelia Cabuk | ISBN: 978-3-99028-055-3 (German), 978-3-99028-106-2 (English) 

The painter, graphic artist, set designer, and poet Carry Hauser (1895–1985) was a pioneer of Austrian modern art. This catalogue raisonné comprises both a detailed biography and 1,420 works, some which have only recently been discovered. Carry Hauser’s artistic career covered almost the entire twentieth century. In these crisis-ridden times of two world wars, exile and emigration he made a unique and valuable contribution to Austrian art. This systematic documentation of Hauser’s life and work, reevaluates his fundamental significance to the breakthrough of modernism in Austria. 

Hans Makart. Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde

Author: Gerbert Frodl | ISBN: 978-3-99028-194-9 (German)

The new catalogue raisonné of Hans Makart’s paintings (1840–1884) by Gerbert Frodl pays tribute to one of the greatest Austrian artists in the late nineteenth century. Famous for his opulent, sensual style of painting, often described as a riot of colour, over the years Makart has received varied reviews from public and art historians alike, although in his day he was one of the most popular artists. Nowadays his art-historical significance is uncontested and his work is seen to represent the crossroads between nineteenth-century art and emerging modernism. This catalogue documents 657 works and includes some new research about the artist. 

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt: Monograph and Catalogue Raisonné

Author: Maria Pötzl-Malikova | ISBN: 978-3-902805-73-7 (German/English)

There can be no doubt that Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) was one of the most extraordinary artist personalities of the eighteenth century. His work ranged from stately court art to his so-called Character Heads. These testify to the high standards the artist set himself. Messerschmidt’s life and work have been interpreted in many different ways and have provided plenty of scope for speculation about his mental health. In this oeuvre catalogue of 128 works, Maria Pötzl-Malikova dispels many myths and vividly captures the life of this brilliant sculptor for the reader. 

The catalogues raisonnés are available at our museum shops and online bookshop