Restitution news (ctd.)

November 13 2017

Image of Restitution news (ctd.)

Picture: Commission for Looted Art in Europe

Some impressive sleuthing by Anne Webber, the indefatigable co-Chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, has led to the restitution of a painting by Jacob Ochtervelt. The picture, The Oyster Meal, was stolen by the Nazis in Holland in 1945, and ended up in the collection of the City of London. Mrs Charlotte Bischoff von Heemskerck (above), the 96 year old daughter of the picture's late owner, Dr. J. H. Smidt van Gelder - who was director of the Children’s Hospital of Arnhem, where the picture was stolen - received the picture personally. More here in The Times, and here on the Commission's website. 

Notice to "Internet Explorer" Users

You are seeing this notice because you are using Internet Explorer 6.0 (or older version). IE6 is now a deprecated browser which this website no longer supports. To view the Art History News website, you can easily do so by downloading one of the following, freely available browsers:

Once you have upgraded your browser, you can return to this page using the new application, whereupon this notice will have been replaced by the full website and its content.