In 1855, Adolf Friedrich von Schack settled at Munich, where he was made member of the academy of sciences. Here he began to collect a splendid gallery of pictures, containing masterpieces of Romanticism with painters such as Anselm Feuerbach, Moritz von Schwind, Arnold Böcklin, Franz von Lenbach, Carl Spitzweg, Carl Rottmann, etc., and which, though bequeathed by him to the Emperor William II, still remains at Munich.
A building designed by Max Littmann (1907) next to the former diplomatic mission of Prussia in the Prinzregentenstraße still houses the museum since the emperor decided to keep the collection in Munich. The gallery building with its own gable and the open loggia, supported by two pillars, and the adjacent tract of the former Prussian embassy, appear as two independent building complexes, but the continuous bands of the base and the main cornice are restoring the connection. The facades of the buildings are built with bright sand stone. In the gable is an imperial coat of arms and a dedication by William II.
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Moritz von Schwind —
Anselm Feuerbach —
Paolo und Francesca 1864
Franz von Lenbach —
Arnold Böcklin —
Villa am Meer II 1865
Carl Spitzweg —
Hypochonder um 1865
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