Gurlitt horde (ctd.)

February 22 2017

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The Art Newspaper reports that four more works from the Gurlitt collection have been restituted:

A drawing of the interior of a Gothic church by Adolph Menzel and a painting by Camille Pissarro, hidden for decades in Cornelius Gurlitt’s collection, have returned to the heirs of the original Jewish owners, the Kunstmuseum in Bern and German government announced.

German Culture Minister Monika Grütters returned the Menzel drawing on 20 February to the heirs of Elsa Helen Cohen, who sold it in 1938 to the art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, Cornelius’s father, to fund her escape to the US. Pissarro’s View of the Seine from the Pont-Neuf was returned to the heirs of the French-Jewish businessman Max Heilbronn a few days earlier, according to the Kunstmuseum.

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