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Restituted Brueghel sold at Sotheby’s

Posted on: July 7, 2016 by Alexander Herman

A little-discussed restitution of a still life by Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) led to an important sale at Sotheby’s London last night. The work, Still Life of Flowers in a Stoneware Vase, had once belonged to Baron Alphonse von Rothschild and had been kept at his castle in Schillersdorff, Silesia (now Silherovice, Poland). A forced transfer […]

Restitution as an art in itself

Posted on: October 2, 2015 by Alexander Herman

An art exhibition in Norway is built around a work by Henri Matisse, Blue Dress in a Yellow Armchair, and yet the work isn’t even there. The Henie Onstad Museum returned the work in March 2014 to the heirs of Paul Rosenberg, the famous Parisian art dealer whose collection of masterpieces had been looted by the Nazis […]

BBC One Imagine doc explores Gurlitt affair

Posted on: November 4, 2014 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

Tonight on BBC One will be the second of a two-part series on the Cornelius Gurlitt art trove entitled ‘The Sins of the Father’. The episode is part of the programme Imagine hosted by Alan Yentob and will air at 22.35. The first in the series, ‘The Art That Hitler Hated‘ aired last Tuesday on BBC One, […]