Collection / Collection Highlights


The Städel Museum shows important artworks testifying to seven hundred years of European art history under a single roof. Outstanding paintings dating from Middle Ages to the present are enhanced by choice sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs. They invite visitors on a journey in time through the history of art and bring the everyday culture, society and history of the different eras back to life.

Old Master Painting

Dirck van Baburen, Young Man Singing, 1622

Dirck van Baburen

Young Man Singing

Old Master Painting

Hans Baldung, called Grien, Two Witches, 1523

Hans Baldung, called Grien

Two Witches

Old Master Painting

Barnaba da Modena, Madonna and Child, 1367

Barnaba da Modena

Madonna and Child

Contemporary Art

Georg Baselitz, Head, 1963, © Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz

Head (Detail)

Modern Art

Max Beckmann, Dancer, 1935, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Max Beckmann

Female Dancer

Modern Art

Max Beckmann, The Synagogue in Frankfurt am Main, 1919, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Max Beckmann

The Synagogue in Frankfurt am Main

Modern Art

Pierre Bonnard, Nude Reclining against a White and Blue Plaid, 1909, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Pierre Bonnard

Nude Reclining against a White and Blue Plaid

Old Master Painting

Hieronymus Bosch, Ecce Homo, ca. 1480/90

Hieronymus Bosch

Ecce Homo

Old Master Painting

Sandro Botticelli, Idealized Portrait of a Lady (Simonetta Vespucci), ca. 1480

Sandro Botticelli

Idealized Portrait of a Lady

Old Master Painting

Adriaen Brouwer, The Bitter Potion

Adriaen Brouwer

The Bitter Potion

Modern Art

Arnold Böcklin, Villa by the Sea, 1871/74

Arnold Böcklin

Villa by the Sea

Contemporary Art

Alexander Calder, Mobile (Red Lily), 1950, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Alexander Calder


Old Master Painting

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Still Life with Partridge and Pear, 1748

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Still Life with Partridge and Pear

Modern Art

Gustave Courbet, The Wave, ca. 1869/70

Gustave Courbet

The Wave

Old Master Painting

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Venus, 1532

Lucas Cranach the Elder


Modern Art

Paul Cézanne, Avenue of Chestnut, Trees at the Jas de Bouffan, 1880s

Paul Cézanne

Avenue of Chestnut (Detail)

Graphische Sammlung

Honoré Daumier, Deux saltimbanques / Two Saltimbanques, ca. 1865?70

Honoré Daumier

Two Saltimbanques (Detail)

Modern Art

Edgar Degas, Orchestra Musicians, 1870/71

Edgar Degas

Orchestra Musicians

Modern Art

Eugène Delacroix, Fantasia arabe, 1833

Eugène Delacroix

Fantasia arabe

Modern Art

Eugène Delacroix, Faust and Mephistopheles on the Blocksberg, 1826/27

Eugène Delacroix

Faust and Mephistopheles (Detail)

Modern Art

Otto Dix, The Artist’s Family, 1927, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Otto Dix

The Artist’s Family (Detail)

Contemporary Art

Jean Dubuffet, Le violoniste au chien / Violinist with Dog, 1952, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Jean Dubuffet

Violinist with Dog (Detail)

Department of Prints and Drawings

Albrecht Dürer, A Lady from Nuremberg and a Lady from Venice, ca. 1495

Albrecht Dürer

Lady in Venetian Dress Contrasted with a Nuremberg »Hausfrau«

Old Master Painting

Albrecht Dürer, Portrait of a Young Woman, 1497

Albrecht Dürer

Portrait of a Young Woman

Old Master Painting

Adam Elsheimer, The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross, 1605–08/09

Adam Elsheimer

The Frankfurt Altarpiece

Modern Art

Max Ernst, Aquis submersus, 1919, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Max Ernst

Aquis submersus (Detail)

Old Master Painting

Jan van Eyck, Lucca Madonna

Jan van Eyck

Lucca Madonna

Old Master Painting

Fra Angelico, Madonna and Child Enthroned, Surrounded by Angels, ca. 1420

Fra Angelico

Madonna and Child Enthroned

Department of Prints and Drawings

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Children’s Scene: Contest or Instruction in Reading, after 1780

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Le concours

Modern Art

Vincent van Gogh, Planteuse de pommes de terre / Peasant Woman Planting Potatoes, 1885

Vincent van Gogh

Planteuse de pommes de terre (Detail)

Old Master Painting

Mathis Gothart Nithart, called Grünewald, St. Lawrence, St. Cyriacus, ca. 1600


St. Lawrence, St. Cyriacus

Old Master Painting

Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of Simon George of Cornwall

Hans Holbein the Younger

Simon George of Cornwall

Modern Art

Fernand Khnopff, The Gamekeeper, 1883

Fernand Khnopff

The Gamekeeper

Modern Art

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Nude Girl, ca. 1912/19, © by Ingeborg & Dr. Wolfgang Henze-Ketterer, Wittrach/Bern

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Nude Girl

Modern Art

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Nude with Hat, ca. 1910

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Nude with Hat (Detail)

Modern Art

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Vaudeville Theatre (English Dancing Couple), 1912/13, © by Ingeborg & Dr. Wolfgang Henze-Ketterer, Wittrach/Bern

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Vaudeville Theatre (Detail)

Contemporary Art

Yves Klein, Blue Sponge Relief (Little Night Music), 1960, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Yves Klein

Blue Sponge (Detail)

Modern Art

Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Seated Youth (The Bowed Figure, The Friend, The Thinker, The Weary One, Tired Warrior), 1916/17

Wilhelm Lehmbruck

Seated Youth

Modern Art

Max Liebermann, Free Period in the Amsterdam Orphanage, 1881

Max Liebermann

Amsterdam Orphanage

Old Master Painting

Stefan Lochner, The Martyrdoms of the Apostles, ca. 1500

Stefan Lochner

The Martyrdoms of the Apostles

Modern Art

Fernand Léger, Composition, 1920, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Fernand Léger

Composition (Detail)

Modern Art

Edouard Manet, A Game of Croquet, 1873

Edouard Manet

The Croquet Party

Old Master Painting

Andrea Mantegna, St. Mark the Evangelist, ca. 1450, Foto: Artothek

Andrea Mantegna

St. Mark the Evangelist

Modern Art

Franz Marc, Dog Lying in the Snow, ca. 1911

Franz Marc

Dog Lying in the Snow (Detail)

Old Master Painting

Upper Rhenish Master, Little Garden of Paradise, 1500

Upper Rhenish Master

Little Garden of Paradise

Modern Art

Henri Matisse, Flowers and China (Fleurs et céramique), ca. 1911–13, © Succession H. Matisse / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Henri Matisse

Fleurs et céramique

Modern Art

Claude Monet, The Luncheon (Le Déjeuner), 1868

Claude Monet


Modern Art

Claude Monet, Winter Landscape with Evening Sky, 1870s

Claude Monet

Winter Landscape (Detail)

Modern Art

Edvard Munch, Jealousy, 1913, © The Munch Museum / The Munch Ellingsen Group / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Edvard Munch


Modern Art

Emil Nolde, Lake Lucerne, ca. 1930, © Nolde Stiftung Seebüll

Emil Nolde

Lake Lucerne

Old Master Painting

Pontormo (Jacopo Carucci), Portrait of a Lady, ca. 1600

Jacopo Carucci called Pontormo

Portrait of a Lady

Department of Prints and Drawings

Albrecht Dürer, Melancolia I, 1514

Albrecht Dürer

Melancolia I
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