Stockholm Museum to Restitute Painting to Poland

June 24 2020

Image of Stockholm Museum to Restitute Painting to Poland

Picture: The Art Newspaper

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Art Newspaper has reported that the National Museum in Stockholm will restitute a stolen painting to a museum in Poland.

The picture, attributed to the School of Cranach depicting The Lamentation of Christ (with a donor family by the looks of it), had gone missing from a Polish museum between 1945-46. The painting was purchased by the Swedish museum in good faith at auction in 1970. Recent provenance research has traced the picture's history and it will now be returned to the Muzeum Narodowe in Warsaw.

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