Google leads to restitution case

June 27 2011

Image of Google leads to restitution case

Picture: Boston Museum of Fine Arts

The heir of a Jewish art dealer killed at Auschwitz in 1943 has reached an agreement with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston over a painting by Eglon van der Neer. 

The heir, Fred Westfield, found out about the painting through Google in 2004. The painting had been seized from his uncle, Walter, in 1936. The MFA will keep Portrait of a Man and a Woman in an Interior, but has made an undisclosed payment to Mr Westfield.

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