Stagecoach in Winter, Wilhelm von Kobell
Wilhelm von Kobell
Stagecoach in Winter
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Wilhelm von Kobell

Stagecoach in Winter, ca. 1798


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400 x 490 mm
Physical Description
Watercolour over grey ink, black framing line on all sides, on matt wove paper
Inventory Number
1469
Object Number
1469 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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14.05.2024