Anonymous Buyer Purchases Restituted Courbet for Budapest Museum

July 27 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Here's some curious news from Hungary that an anonymous buyer has purchased a restituted painting by Gustave Courbet for the Budapest Museum. The painting has a long back story since it was confiscated twice from its original Jewish-Hungarian owner Baron Ferenc Hatvany during the twentieth-century. The painting resurfaced recently was restituted to Hatvany's heirs. It was eventually sold at Sotheby's earlier in May for $320,000 to an anonymous buyer who has lent the work to the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts.

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