Zyzymus rex: ad Regem Gallie mittitur, Johann Reger
Johann Reger
Zyzymus rex: ad Regem Gallie mittitur
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Johann Reger

Zyzymus rex: ad Regem Gallie mittitur, 1496

Aus: Guillaume Caoursin, Obsidionis Rhodiae urbis descriptio, Ulm 1496

234 x 149 mm
210 x 126 mm
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64179a D
Acquired in 1922 as a gift from Helmut Goedeckemeyer
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)


About the Acquisition

Immediately after World War I, the art connoisseur and bibliophile Helmut Goedeckemeyer (1898–1983) began amassing one of the largest collections of prints by Käthe Kollwitz. He supplemented these holdings with works of late nineteenth-century French and German printmaking, illustrated books by Max Slevogt, Alfred Kubin and others, and small-scale sculptures by such artists as Aristide Maillol. His collection ultimately encompassed more than 5,000 works. Goedeckemeyer’s close ties to the Städel Museum date back to the 1920s. From 1959 onwards, he and his wife Hedwig were members of the Städelscher Museums-Verein (Städel Museum Association). The City of Frankfurt acquired his Kollwitz collection for the Städtische Galerie (Municipal Gallery) in 1964. He made several gifts to the Städel collection of prints and drawings over the years, and in 1970 presented the museum with Honoré Daumier’s “Ratapoil” (inv. no. St.P391).

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