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Shepherdess with Child in a Landscape

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Shepherdess with Child in a Landscape

Artist/ Creator
Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp
Title
Shepherdess with Child in a Landscape
Year
1627
Technique
Oil on canvas
Size
101,5 x 175 cm (vóór restauratie 125 x 174 cm)
Inventorynumber
DM-002-799
Category
Paintings

Museum

Dordrecht Museum

Conclusion

This painting was part of the collection confiscated from J. Hedeman.

Explanation

This painting was part of a collection placed by a Jewish collector, J. Hedeman, in a bank safe in Amsterdam at the start of the war. The collection was subsequently transferred to Lippmann, Rosenthal & Co, the bank which carried out the theft of Jewish assets, where it was labelled, Liro no. L 21639/94a. A restoration report states that the number appeared on the reverse of the painting but is no longer present. With the number it is possible to state definitively that this is the same work. 

Update 

In January 2015 a settlement was reached between the museum and the heirs of the former owner of this painting. The heirs wanted the painting to remain in the museum. The museum was able to purchase the painting once again.

Reconstruction origin

c. 1900
Baron Schlichting (collection), Paris

Museum inventory

Before 1909-04-27
‘Collection d’une famille noble de Russie’ (collection)

Museum inventory; RKD Visual Documentation no. 800; see Frederik Muller cat., Amsterdam, 27 April 1909, no. 51

1909-04-27
Frederik Muller (auction), Amsterdam

Museum inventory; RKD Visual Documentation no. 606.800; RKD Hofstede de Groot fiche no. 1681723; see Frederik Muller cat., Amsterdam, 27 April 1909, no. 51

1909-04-27 <> ?
Goedhart, unknown

Museum inventory; RKD Hofstede de Groot fiche no. 1681723

Vóór 1940-05 <> 1943-04-01
J. Hedeman (collection), Almelo

SNK archive no. 149.715

1943-04-01 <> ?
Lippmann Rosenthal & Co., Amsterdam

SNK archive no. 149.715

1943-04-1 <> ?
Reinheldt (art dealer), Germany

SNK archive no. 149

Before 2002
Private collection, Germany

Museum inventory

? <> 2002-06
Art dealer Germany

Museum inventory

2002-06
Purchased by the museum from a German art dealer

Museum inventory

2002-06 <> present day
Dordrechts museum