Tag Archives: hoard

Entire list of Gurlitt collection published

Posted on: December 3, 2014 by Alexander Herman

For the first time since its discovery in February of 2012 – or indeed for the first time ever – the collection of approximately 1600 works of art belonging to Cornelius Gurlitt has been made public. This has been done by the Museum of Fine Art Bern (or Kunstmuseum) in two separate parts: those found in his […]

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, […]

Gurlitt Task Force to return work to Friedmann heir

Posted on: August 18, 2014 by Alexander Herman

The task force made up of provenance experts dealing with the works found in the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt in 2012 has recommended that a painting by impressionist artist Max Liebermann be restituted. The fourteen-member task force, often referred to as the “Schwabing Art Trove” Task Force was established in November 2013 by the German federal government and the […]

Lord Renfrew on the Sevso Treasure

Posted on: May 2, 2014 by Alexander Herman

The great restitutionist Colin Renfrew, better known perhaps as Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, has recently written a piece in the Art Newspaper on the return of seven of the fifteen pieces of the Sevso Treasure. This story was first commented on in this blog here. Renfrew was careful to explain the tricky situation regarding the ownership of […]

Sevso Treasure Returned to Hungary

Posted on: March 26, 2014 by Alexander Herman

After a saga that has lasted a quarter of a century, the Sevso Treasure has been returned to Hungary. This hoard of silver objects from the late Roman Empire, said to have originated in the area around Lake Balaton in Hungary, had been in England since appearing on the London art market in 1980. The […]

Norman Palmer QC CBE is asked to comment on a national news channel on the discovery of ‘Treasure Trove’ of Nazi-Confiscated Art Works in Munich

Posted on: November 7, 2013 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

  The extraordinary revelation this week of the find more than two years ago in a flat in Munich of a huge number of art works gives rise to many questions, both legal and evidential, and raises many challenges for the authorities in Germany that now have possession of the artworks in question. Norman Palmer QC […]