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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Lazarus and the Rich Man

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Lazarus en de rijke man

Lazarus and the Rich Man

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (Southern Netherlands)
Title
Lazarus and the Rich Man
Year
1515-1524
Technique
Oil on panel
Size
93,5 x 74 cm
Inventorynumber
StCC s00001
Category
Paintings

Museum

Museum Catharijneconvent

Conclusion

When and from whom Countess R.A. of Bussum acquired this painting is no longer known.

Explanation

Countess R.A. probably refers to Rudolphine Auersperg, an Austrian by birth who moved to the Netherlands, to a villa on Brediusweg in Bussum. On 31 May and 1 June 1944, much of her estate was auctioned at her house. Why she decided to sell is unclear. She and her partner, from India, with a British passport, had an ambivalent reputation during the war.

Reconstruction origin

Before 1944-05-31
Countess R.A. (collection), Bussum

Museum inventory; see Las van Bennekom cat., Bussum, 31 May 1944, no. 16 (ill.) (as Lübeck School, attributed to Franz Timmermans)

1944-05-31
Las van Bennekom (auction), Bussum

Museum inventory; see Las van Bennekom cat., Bussum, 31 May 1944, no. 16 (ill.) (as Lübeck School, attributed to Franz Timmermans)

1976-12-14
Sotheby Mak van Waay (auction), Amsterdam (unsold)

Museum inventory; see Sotheby Mak van Waay cat., Amsterdam, 14 December 1976, no. 12

1977-04-26
Sotheby Mak van Waay (auction), Amsterdam

Museum inventory; see Sotheby Mak van Waay cat., Amsterdam, 26 April 1977, no. 60

1977-04-26
Purchased by the museum at the Sotheby Mak van Waay auction

Museum inventory

1977-04-26 <> present day
Museum Catharijneconvent