Austria Denies Claim on Hitler's Vermeer, Citing Former Owner's Nazi Ties

22 Mar 2011 7:30 AM | Anonymous

Austria Denies Claim on Hitler's Vermeer, Citing Former Owner's Nazi Ties
 
By ARTINFO
Published: March 21, 2011
 
  It's a beautiful Vermeer, showing the artist from behind as he starts on a painting of his model, who is robed in blue and whose trumpet and book indicate that she is posing as Clio, the muse of history. If the seller's descendants had won their claim against the Austrian government, it would have become the only Vermeer painting to be held in private hands instead of in a museum.

But instead "The Art of Painting," which was purchased for Hitler's planned "Führer's Museum" in 1940, will remain in Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum, as the Austrian Restitution Committee rejected the claim by the seller's

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/37267/austria-denies-claim-on-hitlers-vermeer-citing-former-owners-nazi-ties/

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