ICE seizes rare painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II

04 Nov 2011 6:41 PM | Anonymous

ICE seizes rare painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II

ICE seizes rare painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A masterpiece work of art – "Christ Carrying the Cross" – stolen as part of the widespread Nazi plunder of World War II, was seized today by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

The painting was seized through formal legal proceedings, to protect the art until its real ownership is finally confirmed. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida and ICE HSI filed a seizure action today against the painting "Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rascal," by Girolamo de' Romani, known as "Romanino." The painting, which dates to circa 1538, depicts Christ, crowned with thorns and wearing a striking copper-colored silk robe, carrying the cross on his right shoulder while being dragged with a rope by a soldier. It has been on display at the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science since March 18, 2011, and was part of an exhibition of 50 Baroque paintings on loan from the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, Italy

 

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