Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Gestapo-looted El Greco returned to its rightful owners.

El Greco, Portrait of a Gentleman 1570, oil on canvas. (Photo courtesy CLAE)
In a rare deal announced by the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, representing the original owners, and Art Recovery International, representing the art gallery which acquired the looted painting in 2010, Portrait of a Gentleman has been returned to the heirs of the collection of Julius Priester. This deal took several months to arrange after seven long decades searching for the masterpiece. Read more