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

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)
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