The Battle between the Divine and the Carnal Love, Dutch Master second half of the 18th century
Dutch Master second half of the 18th century
The Battle between the Divine and the Carnal Love
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Francois Duquesnoy (Kopie nach): Der Kampf der himmlischen mit der irdischen Liebe, nach 1628, Gipsrelief, 80 x 83,5 cm, Inv.-Nr. 318, Palazzo Spada, Rom

Dutch Master second half of the 18th century

The Battle between the Divine and the Carnal Love, ca. 1750 – 1800


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59.5 x 121 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
482
Acquisition
Acquired in 1816 with the founder’s bequest
Status
Not on display

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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