Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Patron donates prominent Ribera painting to Städel on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday

Jusepe de Ribera (1591–1652), Saint James the Greater, ca. 1615/16. Oil on canvas, 133.1 x 99.1 cm. Frankfurt am Main, Städel Museum Donated by Dagmar Westberg, Frankfurt am Main, in 2014 Photo: Städel Museum.
GERMANY---Today Dagmar Westberg is celebrating her one-hundredth birthday at the Städel Museum. On this occasion, the founder of the Dagmar-Westberg-Stiftung and long-time Städel patron is donating an extremely precious and art-historically important work to the Frankfurt museum for its Old Masters collection: the painting "Saint James the Greater of ca. 1615/16" by Jusepe de Ribera (1591–1652). Ribera is among the most important painters of the seventeenth century, and one who unites the artistic achievements of two European schools in a single person. [link]