Austrian gallery ordered to return Nazi-stolen Romako works

07 Dec 2011 8:39 AM | Anonymous

Austrian gallery ordered to return Nazi-stolen Romako works

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Tuesday, 06 December 2011 12:09

The Albertina museum is housed in a former palace in Vienna. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The Albertina museum is housed in a former palace in Vienna. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

VIENNA – Vienna's Albertina art gallery was told Tuesday to return six works by Anton Romako to the descendants of Jewish art collector Oskar Reichel, whose collection was stolen by the Nazis.

The Austrian culture ministry's art restitution council said that four of the works by the Austrian painter (1832-1839) had been bought by the Albertina gallery in 1939-40 and the two others after World War II.



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