Art Collections

Art Collections (Custodian)

The Custodian looks after the monuments and artworks belonging to the Friedrich Schiller University. The art collection was founded as early as the 16th century and contains paintings, drawings, sculptures, university medals, and other objects of craftsmanship. The University’s insignia and the gowns for academic ceremonies are also kept here.

Key objects in the collection include a series of portraits of Jena University professors covering five centuries, monumental paintings by important artists such as Ferdinand Hodler, Ludwig von Hofmann, and Erich Kuithan, as well as sculptures, such as the ‘Minerva’ by Auguste Rodin. Modern artists such as Frank Stella, Imi Knoebel, and Emil Schumacher are also represented.

Many busts of historical figures adorn public spaces in Jena, for example along the Via triumphalis, where such sculptures line Fürstengraben as a memorial to people who were important to the University and the town. On the university campus on Ernst-Abbe-Platz you cannot miss the four modern sculptures from the Hudson River Valley Series by US artist Frank Stella.

Porträt Christoph Philipp Richter

Porträt Christoph Philipp Richter photo: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena: Kustodie
belonging collection:
Kustodie
inventory number:
GP 185
classification:
Malerei
objecttype:
Gemälde
date:
1654
dimension:
Gesamt: Höhe: 80,5 cm; Breite: 69,5 cm
material:
Leinwand: Keilrahmen
technique:
Öl
comment:
Christoph Philipp Richter (1602-1673)
Professor für Rechtswissenschaften

Gürtelstück frontal gegen rechts mit zwei Händen in gemaltem Hochoval. Graue Augen, graue Allonge-Perücke, Schnurr- und Knebelbart. Großer, weißer Schulterkragen, Ärmelstulpen, Armband, Ringe und doppelreihige Rektor (?)Kette mit gefasstem Medaillon (Nachbildung einer Ovaltafel (GP 182), welche 1654 anlässlich der Rektoratswahl des Prinzen des Prinzen Bernhard von Weimar gestiftet wurde mit dem Bildnis des Hanfried in herzförmiger Inschrift)
Einzeilige Inschrift entlang des gemalten Ovals: „CHRISTOPH. PHILIP. Richter D. COM: PAL. CÆS: HÆREDITARIUS in Loberschutz et Lobeda CONSILIAR: SAXON: IN ACAD: JENENSI: DECRETAL. PROF: PUBL: FACULT. JURID: ORDINARIUS. CURIÆ PROVINCIALIS et SCABINATUS ADSESSOR PRIMARIUS.“

Als Prorektor des Prinzen Bernhard von Weimar, der auf dem Kettenmedaillon erscheint.
image rights:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena: Kustodie