Photo: © Oberrheinischer Meister, Paradiesgärtlein, um 1410-20  Stadel Museum Frankfurt

Historical Museum Frankfurt

May 20th, 2021 – January 16th, 2022
Prehn’s Picture Paradise – The Unique Collection of Paintings by a Confectioner of the Goethe Period

The Frankfurt confectioner Johann Valentin Prehn (1749-1821) collected more than 812 small-format paintings of all schools and genres from the Middle Ages to the 19th century and arranged them symmetrically in the manner of a real picture gallery in 32 wooden folding boxes from about 1780 on. The descendants of the collector gave the boxes to the city of Frankfurt in 1839, from where they came into the possession of the museum in 1878.

Historical Museum Frankfurt→  www.bildersammlung-prehn.de

Photo: © Die einzigartige Gemäldesammlung eines Frankfurter Konditors der Goethezeit