In 2001 this section was extended and enhanced by the Corboud Collection comprising 170 Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist paintings. The museum also has a comprehensive collection of graphic art comprising roughly 75,000 prints.
Art in Cologne occupies an outstanding position within German medieval painting, not only as a result of the number of works produced, but also as a result of its unique quality. With 290 paintings from medieval Cologne, the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum – Fondation Corboud – has the most important collection of medieval Cologne painting in the world including Stefan Lochner’s “Weltgericht” (Judgement Day) and “Mutter Gottes in der Rosenlaube” (Virgin in the Rose Arbour). The museum thus offers the visitor an almost complete overview of the development of Cologne panel painting from 1300-1550.
The Wallraf-Richartz Museum – Fondation Corboud – is the oldest Cologne museum and at the same time one of the earliest civic museums in Germany. It originated with the comprehensive estate of the scholar and collector Ferdinand Franz Wallraf (1748-1824).
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