Self-portrait with Skull, Karel Slabbaert
Karel Slabbaert
Self-portrait with Skull
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Karel Slabbaert

Self-portrait with Skull, ca. 1645


Dimensions
32.5 x 25.3 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
445
Acquisition
Acquired in 1816 with the founder’s bequest
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 1

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About the Acquisition

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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14.05.2024