A catalogue of German paintings from the period 1550–1725 in the Städel Museum in Frankfurt has been published by CODART member Almut Pollmer-Schmidt. The collection catalogue is dedicated to a hitherto barely explored part of the holdings of the museum. The two-volume catalogue includes new research on paintings by Adam Elsheimer, Georg Flegel, Johann Heinrich Roos and others who are closely related to their Dutch contemporaries. In addition, several paintings have been re-attributed to Dutch artists, including a self-portrait by Wallerant Vaillant (1623-1677).
All the works have been examined in detail from the perspective of both art history and painting technology based on the most recent scientific methods. The incorporation of the respective cultural-historical background gives rise to new insights regarding the creation, attribution, identification, or interpretation of the individual paintings. The overview provides insights into the history of the collection, exhibitions, and research, and opens up a panorama of multi-layered art production in early modern Germany.
Deutsche Gemälde im Städel Museum 1550–1725
Almut Pollmer-Schmidt with Christiane Weber and Fabian Wolf
2 vols., 808 p. and 600 color ills
Berlin (Deutscher Kunstverlag) 2021