A US Court of Appeal has upheld the right of the heirs of victims of Nazi looting to seek the restitution of treasured artefacts worth US$250-300 million (£200-240 million).
In this sixth instalment of our special blog series, we continue to follow art historian and provenance researcher, Silvia Davoli, on the trail of the lost treasures of Strawberry Hill House. This month, Silvia has been sleuthing for a striking Italian Duchess whose tragic fate cast a spell on the young Horace Walpole and inspired the creation of the word ‘serendipity’.
“It may sound ridiculous, but please do not dig any holes on the Kalandeberg”, the Mayor of Ghent instructed its citizens on Friday (15 June) after it emerged that a missing masterpiece may be buried under the cobbled square in the city centre. Continue reading
The buyer of a Nazi-looted painting claims Christie’s auction house did not research the work’s provenance thoroughly enough before it sold it to him. Continue reading