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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The Virgin and Child holding an Apple

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The Virgin and Child holding an Apple

Artist/ Creator
Master of the Legend of St Mary Magdalen
Title
The Virgin and Child holding an Apple
Year
1490-1510
Technique
Oil on panel
Size
25 x 18 cm
Inventorynumber
2481 (OK)
Category
Paintings

Museum

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Conclusion

No information is available about when Dr Hans Wendland acquired the painting or the previous owner.

Explanation

In 1937, the work was in the possession of Dr Hans Wendland, a German art dealer who is known to have bought and sold stolen art. He was a prominent figure in transactions between Germany, France and the Switzerland.

Reconstruction origin

? <> 1932-11-21
Claudio Gallo (collection), Milan

Museum inventory; see Galleria Scopinich cat., Milan, 21 November 1932, no. 136

1932-11-21
Galleria Scopinich (auction), Milan

Museum inventory; see Galleria Scopinich cat., Milan, 21 November 1932, no. 136; RKD Visual Documentation no. 300 (Rogier van der Weyden)

1937 <> ?
Dr Hans Wendland (art dealer), Paris

Museum inventory

1938-06-23 <> 1958
D.G. van Beuningen (collection), Vierhouten

Museum inventory; RKD Visual Documentation no. 316

1958 <> present day
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

Museum inventory; RKD Visual Documentation no. 316