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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Self Portrait at 43

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Self Portrait at 43

Artist/ Creator
Ary Scheffer
Title
Self Portrait at 43
Year
c. 1838
Technique
Oil on canvas
Size
89 x 70 cm
Inventorynumber
SK-A-4748
Category
Paintings

Museum

Rijksmuseum

Conclusion

The provenance is unclear since no information is available about how or when the unknown donor acquired the work during the war.

Explanation

The inventory describes the way the museum acquired the painting as follows: ‘Given informally to the Rijksmuseum in 1979, in poor condition, by visitors to the museum who had acquired it during the war.’

Reconstruction origin

1940 – 1945 <> 1979
Private collection, unknown

Museum inventory

1979
Relinquished to the museum by private individuals

Museum inventory

1979 <> present day
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam