Investigation into the provenance of museum collections in connection with the theft, confiscation and sale of objects under duress between 1933 and 1945.

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Schouwburgloge

Theatre Box

Artist/ Creator
Martin Monnickendam
Title
Theatre Box
Year
1912
Technique
Oil on canvas
Size
200 x 163 cm
Inventorynumber
TIN 105/ SKRA nr. 2195
Category
Paintings

Museum

UvA Heritage / Special Collections

Conclusion

This painting was part of Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker’s prewar collection.

Explanation

This painting was part of Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker’s collection. It was in Goudstikker’s possession at the outbreak of the Second World War. Alois Miedl, who took over the art gallery when Goudstikker fled, consigned the work for sale at a Frederik Muller auction on 8 and 9 October 1940. Goudstikker died in an accident while fleeing the country on 16 May 1940.

The painting is known by several names:
Entr’acte
Schouwburgloge
Schouwburgpubliek
Im Zwischenakt

The museum is in contact with the heirs.

Reconstruction origin

1924-03-10 <> ?
Piet Boendermaker (collection), Bergen

P. Spijk, De Bergense school en Piet Boendermaker: kunstverzamelaar in Amsterdam en Bergen, Zwolle 1997, no. 3674; RKD images artwork no. 28827

Before 16 May 1940
Jacques Goudstikker (art dealer), Amsterdam

Label on reverse of painting: GAA 1341 no. 38, inv. no. 2960; see Frederik Muller cat., Amsterdam, 8 October 1940, no. 34a

After 16 May 1940 < > 1940-10-08
Goudstikker/Miedl (art dealer), Amsterdam

see Frederik Muller cat., Amsterdam, 8 October 1940, no. 34a

1940-10-08
Frederik Muller (auction), Amsterdam

see Frederik Muller cat., Amsterdam, 8 October 1940, no. 34a

? < > ?
A.B.C. Dudok de Wit, unknown

Museum inventory

? < > 1969
Mr and Mrs S.H.M. Vrind-Dudok de Wit, unknown

Museum inventory

1969< > present day
Purchased by Toneelmuseum Amsterdam (since 1992: Theatre Institute Nederland, or TIN, since 2013 UvA Heritage / Special Collections).

In 2013, TIN’s collection passed on loan to UvA Heritage/Special Collections, Amsterdam. Museum inventory; RKD Visual Documentation no. 1402; RKD images artwork no. 28827; R.J.C. van Helden, M. Bink, In het licht van de kleur: Martin Monnickendam 1874-1943, p. 42 (ill.), Zwolle 1999; R.J.C. van Helden, Hommage aan Martin Monnickendam, Zwolle 2009, cat. no. 4.