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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Hunters on the Heath

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Hunters on the Heath

Artist/ Creator
Andreas Schelfhout
Title
Hunters on the Heath
Year
1853
Technique
Oil on panel
Size
18 x 22,2 cm
Inventorynumber
NOM. 6822-47
Category
Paintings

Museum

Nederlands Openluchtmuseum

Conclusion

Who owned this painting before it passed to Nederlands Beheersinstituut is not known.

Explanation

The painting may have been part of property confiscated from Germans after the war. In 1947, the Winterswijk representatives at Nederlands Beheersinstituut’s Bureau Roerende Goederen van Vijanden en Landverraders passed various paintings on to Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit. It is unclear whether this painting was part of that transaction.
This painting has an identical frame to that of Winter Landscape (inv. no. 6823-47)
A pencil text on the reverse of the frame may state: ‘Heffus Wilde’ [?].

Reconstruction origin

After 1945 < > ?
Nederlands Beheersinstituut, The Hague

SNK archive no.1056

Before 1947-03-01
Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit, Amsterdam

Museum inventory; SNK archive no.1056

1947-03-01
Purchased by the museum from Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit

Museum inventory; SNK archive no.1056

1947-03-01<> present day
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum