Collection / Highlights Old Master Painting

OLD MASTERS 1300 – 1800

The Old Masters collection at the Städel Museum presents highlights from five hundred years of art history with paintings by Jan van Eyck, Lochner, Mantegna, Botticelli, Dürer, Holbein, Grünewald, Elsheimer, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Poussin and many others. World-famous masterpieces span the period from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries and retrace the development of Europe’s most important painting schools from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the Baroque and Neoclassicism.

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

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

Old Master Painting

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

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Still Life with Partridge and Pear

Old Master Painting

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Venus, 1532

Lucas Cranach the Elder


Old Master Painting

Jan Vermeer van Delft, The Geographer, 1669

Jan Vermeer van Delft

The Geographer

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

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

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

Old Master Painting

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

Stefan Lochner

The Martyrdoms of the Apostles

Old Master Painting

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

Andrea Mantegna

St. Mark the Evangelist

Old Master Painting

Upper Rhenish Master, Little Garden of Paradise, 1500

Upper Rhenish Master

Little Garden of Paradise

Old Master Painting

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

Jacopo Carucci called Pontormo

Portrait of a Lady

Old Master Painting

Nicolas Poussin, Landscape during a Thunderstorm with Pyramus and Thisbe

Nicolas Poussin


Old Master Painting

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, The Blinding of Samson, 1636

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

The Blinding of Samson

Old Master Painting

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


The Betrothal of St. Catherine

Old Master Painting

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

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

The Saints of the Crotta Family

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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