The birthplace of Franz von Lenbach in Schrobenhausen – now a museum – houses the largest collection of Franz von Lenbach's work.
In 1836, who would have suspected that little Franz, the 13th child of a master mason, would someday rise to become a famous “prince of painters”?
Franz von Lenbach (1836-1904) was one of the most important German portrait painters of the end of the 19th century. He painted the Kaiser and the Pope, a number of princes and important entrepreneurs during the period of rapid industrial expansion – and not least countless female beauties.
With around 500 paintings, sketches and drawings, the museum, which has now been re-opened after a renovation period lasting more than six months, in his birthplace houses the largest collection of Franz von Lenbach's work. It ranges from his artistic beginnings in 1851 to the later period of his creativity in Munich and thus makes an excellent overview of the artist's development possible.
Two rooms on the ground floor of the Lenbach Museum are dedicated to the friend and early teacher of Lenbach, the painter Johann Baptist Hofner (1832-1913), who became known for his paintings of animals.For opening times and admission prices please visit the original website.