France returns restitution seven canvases XVII-XVIII centuries
ARTinvestment.RU   15 февраля 2013

Six paintings, including works by Gaspare Ditsiani, Alessandro Longhi and Sebastiano Ricci, will be returned to the grandson of Austrian textile magnate Richard Neumann. Another picture (Peter Jans van askhana) returns to the family of the Prague banker

French Ministry of Culture will return for restitution seven canvases XVII-XVIII centuries, the heirs of Holocaust victims. Six paintings by Italian and German artists will be transferred Selldorfu Thomas (Thomas Selldorff), eighty grandson of Austrian textile magnate Richard Naumann (Richard Neumann). Another painting by Dutch artist returns to his family in Prague banker Josef Wiener (Josef Wiener). Four of the seven returned work until recently belonged to the collection of the Louvre. The other three are in museums in the Tour, Saint-Etienne and Agen.

Textile industrialist Richard Neuman made a collection of over 200 works of art at its Vienna villa, but in 1938 he was forced to flee from Austria, capturing only a portion of the meeting. He first came to Paris, then emigrated to Spain, and finally settled in Cuba. His grandson Thomas Selldorf now lives in the U.S.. Six paintings which now intends to return the French government, were left fleeing Nazi persecution Neumann in Paris. They confiscated a museum Adolf Hitler in Linz. This is the "Allegory of Venice" Gaspare Ditsiani (Gaspare Diziani), «St. Francis of Paola," Salvatore Francesco Fontebasso (Salvator Francesco Fontebasso) and "Portrait of Bartolomeo Ferrachina" brush Venetian Alessandro Longhi (Alessandro Longhi). In addition, the grandson Neumann will return the product of Italian master Sebastiano Ricci (Sebastiano Ricci) «The Temptation of St. Anthony and the work of" Miracle of St. Eligius, "Gaetano Gandolfi (Gaetano Gandolfi), as well as works by the German artist Francois-Charles Palko (Francois-Charles Palko).

Another picture - "Stop" by Dutch artist Pieter Jans van askhana (Pieter Jansz van Asch) - will be transferred to the Restitution family Prague banker Josef Wiener (Josef Wiener), died on the way to Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Prepared Maria Onuchina, AI

Sources : lemonde.fr , hurriyetdailynews.com , israelnationalnews.com , wral. com , artinvestment.ru



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