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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Moses

Artist/ Creator
Alessandro Vittoria (attributed)
Title
Moses
Year
2nd half 16th century
Technique
Bronze
Size
h. 47,5 cm
Inventorynumber
633
Category
Sculpture

Museum

Museum de Fundatie

Conclusion

This figure was part of the collection confiscated from the heirs of Emma Budge.

Explanation

The figure was part of a collection belonging to Emma Budge, born Emma Ranette Lazarus (1852-1937), daughter of a Jewish businessman from Hamburg. After marrying Henry Budge, an American, she adopted his nationality. After her death in 1937, her art collection was confiscated by the German regime and sold at Paul Graupe auction house in Berlin.
The museum is establishing contact with the heirs.

Reconstruction origin

Before 1937-09-27
Emma Budge (collection), Hamburg

Museum inventory; D. Hannema, Beschrijvende catalogus van de schilderijen, beeldhouwwerken,aquarellen en drawings behorende tot de verzameling van de Stichting Hannema-De Stuers Fundatie in het Kasteel ’t Nijenhuis bij Heino.Overijssel, Rotterdam 1967, p. 117, no. 547; see P. Graupe cat., Berlin, 27 September 1937, no. 124 (ill.)

1937-09-27
Paul Graupe (auction), Berlin

Museum inventory; see P. Graupe cat., Berlin, 27 September 1937, no. 124 (ill.)

? - c. 1948
Charles De Stuers (collection)

Museum inventory

c. 1948-1952
Verwerving museum (Dr. D. Hannema) van Ch. De Stuers

Museum inventory

1952 <> present day
Museum de Fundatie (Stichting Hannema de Stuers Fundatie)