Constable restitution sought in Switzerland (ctd.)

October 3 2017

Image of Constable restitution sought in Switzerland (ctd.)

Picture: via AP

Last year I reported on the battle for the restitution of a painting by Constable from a Swiss museum, by the heirs of the Jewish collector from whom the painting was seized by the Nazis. The Swiss museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds agreed that the painting had been looted, but said that there was no legal mechanism to return the painting. Now, however, the museum has agreed to hand a Constable - 'Dedham from Langham', above - back to the heirs of Anna Jaffé. More here in The Times of Israel.

(Unless there's more than one Constable in the collection, it appears that my illustration last year was incorrect.)

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