A looted Courbet at the Fitzwilliam?

May 10 2022

Image of A looted Courbet at the Fitzwilliam?

Picture: Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam's ownership of a Courbet landscape - La Ronde Enfantine - has been challenged, after doubts were raised over its pre-1945 provenance. Currently the museum doesn't know who owned the picture before the war, and it was donated in 1951, having surfaced on the Swiss art market after 1945. Which is rarely a good sign. In The Art Newspaper, Martin Bailey has identified that the picture may have belonged to Goering. More here.

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