Ball Game in Rome, Johann Heinrich Ramberg
Johann Heinrich Ramberg
Ball Game in Rome
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Johann Heinrich Ramberg

Ball Game in Rome, 1797


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443 x 552 mm
Physical Description
Grey ink and watercolour over grey pen on ribbed laid paper
Inventory Number
1573
Object Number
1573 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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In March 1815, the Frankfurt businessman and banker Johann Friedrich Städel bequeathed his entire fortune and art collection to a foundation which was to be named after him: the 'Städelsches Kunstinstitut'. However, he also dedicated the foundation to the citizens of Frankfurt immaterially, wishing it to be an "adornment and of practical use" to Frankfurt's citizenry. He was thus the first ordinary citizen in the German-speaking region to found a public art museum: the present-day Städel Museum. When he died, his collection comprised 476 paintings, some 4,600 drawings, almost 10,000 printed graphics and valuable books.

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07.06.2024