Landscape with River, Christian Georg Schütz the Elder
Christian Georg Schütz the Elder
Landscape with River
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Christian Georg Schütz the Elder

Landscape with River, 1765

38.5 x 50.1 x 0.1 cm
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Mixed technique on copper
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Acquired in 1816 with the founder’s bequest
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters


About the Acquisition

Like the Dutch painters of the seventeenth century who were so popular among the Frankfurt collectors, all the Frankfurt painters of the eighteenth century were specialists in specific fields of art. While Christian Georg Schütz recorded expansive landscapes from the region, Justus Juncker had a preference for still lifes and Johann Conrad Seekatz was an expert in the genre of painting children. During their lifetime, all these painters were represented in the important Frankfurt private collections, from that of Johann Caspar Goethe, the father of the poet Johann Wolfgang, to that of the banker and merchant Johann Friedrich Städel (1728-1816). In his foundation letter compiled in 1815, Städel laid the basis for the museum as it continues to exist today and bequeathed not only his house on Rossmarkt and his fortune, but also his collection of paintings.

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