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.

Department of Prints and Drawings

Raphael, Study for the figure of Diogenes in the School of Athens, ca. 1509-10


Study for the figure of Diogenes

Contemporary Art

Tobias Rehberger, Patria o Muerte, 2006, © Tobias Rehberger

Tobias Rehberger

Patria o Muerte

Department of Prints and Drawings

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, The Drunken Lot, ca. 1630

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

The Drunken Lot

Old Master Painting

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, The Blinding of Samson, 1636

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

The Blinding of Samson

Contemporary Art

Gerhard Richter, Large Curtain, 1967, © Gerhard Richter 2013

Gerhard Richter

Large Curtain (Detail)

Modern Art

Auguste Rodin, Eve, 1881

Auguste Rodin


Old Master Painting

Peter Paul Rubens, The Betrothal of St. Catherine, ca. 1628


The Betrothal of St. Catherine

Contemporary Art

Bernard Schultze, Endymion, 1955, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013

Bernard Schultze

Endymion (Detail)

Contemporary Art

Richard Serra, Taraval Beach II, 1977, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013


Taraval Beach II (Detail)

Old Master Painting

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, The Saints of the Crotta Family, ca. 1750

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

The Saints of the Crotta Family

Department of Prints and Drawings

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Punchinello’s Father Brings Home His Bride, ca. 1797

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Pulcinella’s Father

Modern Art

Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, Goethe in the Roman Campagna, 1787

Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein

Goethe in the Roman Campagna

Department of Prints and Drawings

Titian (actually Tiziano Vecellio), Study for St. Sebastian on the high altar of SS. Nazaro e Celso, Brescia, ca. 1520

Tiziano Vecellio called Titian

Study for St. Sebastian

Old Master Painting

Lucas van Valckenborch, View of Antwerp with Frozen Schelde, 1590

Lucas van Valckenborch

View of Antwerp

Old Master Painting

Jean-Antoine Watteau, Embarking for Cythera, ca. 1710

Jean-Antoine Watteau

The Embarkation for Cythera
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