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Nazi-Looted, Then Returned, Painting Selling at Auction

From JTA on 6/6/2012 at 10:25 AM

Categories: Art, History, Business

Nazi-Looted, Then Returned, Painting Selling at Auction

A 16th-century painting that was stolen from its Italian-Jewish owner, sold by France's Vichy government and recently returned to his heirs is being auctioned off. Girolamo de' Romani's "Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue," which was restituted in April to the heirs of Federico Gentili di Giuseppe, is slated to be auctioned Tuesday at Christie's Old Masters sale. It is expected to sell for about $3 million. The painting was seized Nov. 4 by the US Department of Homeland Security from the Mary Brogan …More

Looted WWII Painting to Return to Jewish Heirs

By Jspace Staff on 2/7/2012 at 3:06 PM

Categories: Legal, History, Art

Looted WWII Painting to Return to Jewish Heirs

A US court has ordered the return of a painting illegally sold by the French Vichy government to the descendants of its former Jewish owner. The 16th Century painting “Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue” by Girolamo de’ Romani will be returned to the heirs of Federico Gentili di Giuseppe, as ordered by a Florida court, the Associated Press reported. The Department of Homeland Security seized the Baroque painting from the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee on November …More

Baroque Painting Seized Pending Ownership Lawsuit (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 11/7/2011 at 6:16 PM

Categories: Art, United States

Federal authorities seized a 1583 oil painting from a Florida museum that had been stolen from a Jewish family during the Nazi invasion of World War II, prosecutors said on Friday. American officials will hold the artwork until ownership can be confirmed. Girolamo de' Romani’s "Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rascal" depicts Jesus, crowned in thorns and carrying the cross as a man looks on. It had been on display at the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science as part of an exhibit of 50 Baroque …More