The Adoration of the Golden Calf, Venetian Master 18th century
Venetian Master 18th century
The Adoration of the Golden Calf
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Venetian Master 18th century

The Adoration of the Golden Calf, ca. 1701 – 1750

31.6 x 41.7 cm
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SG 350
Acquired in 1906 as a bequest from Ludwig Joseph Pfungst
Not on display


About the Acquisition

Ludwig Josef Pfungst, a businessman in Worms, died on 4 July 1905. A childless bachelor, he left his entire art collection and his fortune of around a million marks to the city of Frankfurt. It was his wish that the interest on the money be used to purchase works of contemporary art. This legacy was a major factor leading to the foundation of the Städtische Galerie, which has been part of the Städelsches Kunstinstitut since 1907. Still in existence today, the Pfungst Foundation now mainly supports purchases of modern art for the Städel museum’s Collection of Prints and Drawings.

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