Lambert Doomer: Isle of Wight, Cowes Harbour, schwarze Kreide, Feder in Braun, graublau und braun laviert, auf Papier, 405 x 570 mm. Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Atlas van dem Hem, Bd. 19-20, Tf. 48 (Sumowski II.896.415.4)
Lambert Doomer: Isle of Wight, Cowes Harbour, ca. 1670, Feder in Braun, aquarelliert, auf Papier, 234 x 414 mm. Standort unbekannt (Sumowski II.904.420)
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.