Missing painting spotted in the background of fashion photographs

Two pictures taken by fashion photographer Helmut Newton might contain a clue to the whereabouts of a looted masterpiece. According to Andrea Linnebach, an Arnold Böcklin specialist at the University of Kassel, the 1977 photograph, Jenny Kapitan, Pension Dorian, Berlin, appears to have the Böcklin painting Tritonenfamilie (1880-81). The painting has also been spotted in the background of a photograph of the model Yvonne Honsa, taken in Newton’s Monte Carlo apartment in 1999. Continue reading