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Oil on canvas, 66.8 x 42.3 cm
25 July 2018
25.07.2018: Restitution of a painting by Ernst Immanuel Müller
As a result of proactive research in 2017/2018 the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen are restituting a work by Ernst Immanuel Müller to the community of heirs of Ludwig Friedmann (30.10.1880-07.03.1943).
Softwood (Abies alba), 107 x 160.2 cm
From the estate of James von Bleichröder (1859–1937)
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Staatsgalerie at Schloss Johannisburg Aschaffenburg
Inventory No. 13269
21 JULY 2017
21.07.2017: Restitution of a work from the collection of James von Bleichröder
The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen has restored the painting 'The Raising of Lazarus' by a south-German master to the joint heirs of the Berlin lawyer Dr. James von Bleichröder.
Watercolour and pencil, 14 x 11 cm
15 May 2013
15.05.2013: The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen announces that just and fair solutions have been reached with the descendants of Professor Curt Glaser and the descendants of George Behrens.
The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen has agreed to return two watercolours by Max Pechstein from the collection of Curt Glaser and one painting by N. V. Díaz de la Peña from the collection of George Behrens.
Oil on oak panel, 70 x 52 cm
10 July 2012
10.07.2012: Restitution of a still-life of flowers from the workshop of Jan Brueghel the Elder
The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen has returned the painting Flowers in a Stoneware Vase from the workshop of Jan Brueghel the Elder to the descendants of the Viennese business-owner Julius Kien.
12 MAY 2010
12.05.2010: Restitution of works from the collection of August Liebmann Mayer
The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen restitutes four pictures from the collection of August Liebmann Mayer: The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen will return a portrait of a woman by Wilhelm Thöny, a painting of the Madonna by Cristoforo de’ Moretti, a painting of the Apostles from Cologne and a portrait of Christ from the 19th century to the daughter of the Jewish art historian August Liebmann Mayer (1885–1944), who now lives in Los Angeles.
Oak panel, 44.9 x 35.7 cm
23 JUNE 2008
23.06.2008: Restitution of a still-life by Willem Kalf
The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen will return a still-life by Willem Kalf to Peter Block from Hamburg, the grandson of the painter and art collector Josef Block.
Oil on canvas, 32 x 36.5 cm
Max Meirowsky collection
14 September 2005
14.09.2005: Restitution of a painting by Fritz Schider
The painting Musical Entertainment by Fritz Schider was returned by the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen to Dr. Jost von Trott zu Solz, the representative of the heirs of the original Jewish owner. The painting belonged to the art collector Dr. Max Meirowsky prior to the Nazis coming to power.
Oil on card, 68.2 x 84 cm
Ottmar Strauss Collection
05 October 2004
05.10.2004: Restitution of a painting by Hans Thoma
The painting Dusk at Lake Garda by Hans Thoma was restituted by the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen to the heirs of the former Jewish owner Ottmar Strauss.
Oil on canvas, triptych, 162 x 147 cm
Elisabeth Glanville Collection Julius Kien
13 March 2000
13.03.2000: Restitution of a triptych by Leopold Graf Kalckreuth
The director-general of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Dr. Reinhold Baumstark, will return the triptych The Three Ages of Life by Leopold Graf Kalckreuth (1855–1928) to the surviving descendants of Elisabeth Glanville in London.