Art Buzz February 15, 2013: Louvre museum returns Nazi-looted artwork stolen from Jewish owners

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Louvre museum returns Nazi-looted artwork

Source: BBC, 2-15-13 

Portrait of Bartolomeo Ferracina by Pietro Longhi and The Temptation of St Anthony by Sebastiano Ricci

Portrait of Bartolomeo Ferracina by Pietro Longhi and The Temptation of St Anthony by Sebastiano Ricci are among the four paintings held by the Louvre

The Miracle of Saint Eloi by Gaetano Gandolfi and Saint Francis of Paola by Francesco Fontebasso

The Miracle of Saint Eloi by Gaetano Gandolfi and Saint Francis of Paola by Francesco Fontebasso are among the four paintings held by the Louvre

Seven paintings taken from their Jewish owners in the 1930s are being returned to their surviving relatives as part of an ongoing French effort to give back looted, stolen or appropriated art.

The works include four paintings that currently hang in the Louvre in Paris.

Six of the pieces were owned by Richard Neumann, an Austrian Jew who sold off his collection at a fraction of its value in order to leave France.

The seventh was stolen in Prague from Josef Wiener, a Jewish banker….READ MORE

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Art Buzz February 15, 2013: Piero della Francesca: At the Altar of Renaissance Tuscany at the Frick Collection

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At the Altar of Renaissance Tuscany

Source: NYT, 2-15-13

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Piero della Francesca in America , at the Frick Collection, shows six altarpiece panels by Piero, including “Virgin and Child Enthroned with Four Angels.”

“Piero della Francesca in America,” at the Frick Collection, reunites six panels from a single altarpiece, painted by Piero in the mid-to-late 15th century….READ MORE