Website of the German Lost Art Foundation

Date 2017.10.25

Project Gurlitt identifies painting by Thomas Couture as Nazi-looted art

A tiny repaired hole pointed the provenance researchers to Georges Mandel. This detail enabled the Gurlitt Provenance Research Project team to identify the painting Portrait de jeune femme assise (Portrait of a Seated Young Woman) by Thomas Couture as Nazi-looted art. More details: Project Gurlitt identifies painting by Thomas Couture as Nazi-looted art …

Thomas Couture (1815–1879): Portrait of a Seated Young Woman, 1850–1855 (refer to: Project Gurlitt identifies painting by Thomas Couture as Nazi-looted art)
* (refer to: Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944))
Date 2017.11.30

Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944)

Each fall, the German Lost Art Foundation hosts a specialist conference. This year, noted French and German experts will give lectures on the subject of systematic art theft in France, reviewing the results of research performed on this topic in both countries under the heading "Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944)". More details: Theft & Trade. The French Art Market Under German Occupation (1940-1944) …

Inventarverzeichnis Kunsthalle Mannheim (refer to: Hanover restitutes watercolor by Schmidt-Rottluff to heirs of Jewish businessman)
Date 2017.06.28

Hanover restitutes watercolor by Schmidt-Rottluff to heirs of Jewish businessman

The city of Hanover today returned “Marschlandschaft mit rotem Windrad (Das Windrad)” (Marsh Landscape With Red Windmill (The Windmill)), a 1922 watercolor by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, to the heirs of Jewish factory owners Max and Margarethe Rüdenberg. More details: Hanover restitutes watercolor by Schmidt-Rottluff to heirs of Jewish businessman …

Stefan Alker, Bruno Bauer, Markus Stumpf: NS-Provenienzforschung und Restitution an Bibliotheken (refer to: Stefan Alker, Bruno Bauer, Markus Stumpf: NS-Provenienzforschung und Restitution an Bibliotheken (National Socialist provenance research and restitution in libraries))

Stefan Alker, Bruno Bauer, Markus Stumpf: NS-Provenienzforschung und Restitution an Bibliotheken (National Socialist provenance research and restitution in libraries)

This book by librarians Stefan Alker, Bruno Bauer and Markus Stumpf equips readers to examine newly acquired books or those that are being retrospectively cataloged in order to determine whether they are, or could be, Nazi-confiscated property. More details: Stefan Alker, Bruno Bauer, Markus Stumpf: NS-Provenienzforschung und Restitution an Bibliotheken (National Socialist provenance research and restitution in libraries) …