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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Salome with the Head of John the Baptist

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Salome with the Head of John the Baptist

Artist/ Creator
Jan Adam Kruseman
Title
Salome with the Head of John the Baptist
Year
c. 1861
Technique
Oil on canvas
Size
120 x 90 cm
Inventorynumber
SK-A-5009
Category
Paintings

Museum

Rijksmuseum

Conclusion

The provenance of the painting is unclear since the identity of the person who consigned it to Fred. A. van Braam’s auction in 1943 is no longer known.

Explanation

This painting passed through Fred. A. van Braam’s auction house in Amsterdam during the war. This firm may have auctioned confiscated property in the war years.
M. Calisch’s Two Women in Italian Costume (inv. no. SK-A-4181) at the Rijksmuseum, was probably also sold at a Van Braam sale in 1943.

Reconstruction origin

Before 1943-09-07
‘Een collectie schilderijen uit Nederlandsch kunstbezit’ (a collection of paintings from Dutch property)

See Fred. A. van Braam cat., Amsterdam, 7 September 1943, no. 135 (as ‘Bijbelsche Voorstelling’)

1943-09-07
Fred. A. van Braam (auction), Amsterdam

See Fred. A. van Braam cat., Amsterdam, 7 September 1943, no. 135 (as ‘Bijbelsche Voorstelling’)

? <> 1960s
Mrs J.M. de Jager (collection), Amsterdam

Museum inventory

1960s <> 2012
Private collection, Amsterdam

Museum inventory

2012
Donated to the museum by a private collector

Museum inventory

2012 <> present day
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam