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Städel, Johann Friedrich (1728 - 1816), collector, bibliophile, philanthropist

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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German collector, bibliophile and philanthropist. He distinguished himself from other collectors in Frankfurt am Main by buying at auction and through agents in Amsterdam, Paris and London. Between 1770 and 1805 he acquired almost 500 17th- and 18th-century Dutch, Flemish and German paintings. According to Goethe, the attributions of many of the paintings in Städel’s collection were dubious, but the quality of the drawings and prints was praiseworthy. Many of the Italian and

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