Research into the Nationalmuseum's German paintings is directed towards producing a catalogue raisonné of the collection, which comprises in excess of 130 paintings and sculptures from the Renaissance until 19th century with the emphasis on works from the 16th and 17th centuries. There are major works by the likes of Lucas Cranach and his son, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Hans Baldung Grien, Ludwig Refinger, Abraham Schöpfer, Rupert Heller from the 16th century, Johan Johnsen, Otmar Elliger and Georg Heintz from the 17th century, Balthasar Denner, Christian Wilhelm Dietrich and Jakob Philip Hackert from the 18th century and Wilhelm Leibl, Hans Thoma and Max Liebermann from the 19th century.
The project is headed by Associate Professor Karin Sidén, Director of Research, Archives and Art Library and Conservator Rickard Becklén. The reference committee for the project comprises Professor Lars Olof Larsson (Kiel University), Professor Jan von Bonsdorff (Uppsala University), Associate Professor Thomas Björk (Stockholm University) and Conservator John Rothlind (Diocese of Västerås).
Mercury, Hans Baldung Grien