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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Townscape with church

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Townscape with church

Artist/ Creator
Johannes Daniël Scherft
Title
Townscape with church
Year
1920
Technique
Oil on canvas
Size
60 x 70,5 cm
Inventorynumber
R3
Category
Paintings

Museum

Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed

Conclusion

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

Explanation

This painting was probably confiscated after the war from collaborators or from Germans posted in the Netherlands. The relevant dossiers were consulted at Nationaal Archief, where NBI’s archive is kept, in coordination with Bureau Herkomst Gezocht to find out where the work came from. However, no new information was found.

Reconstruction origin

After 1945-05-05 <> 1954
Nederlands Beheersinstituut, The Hague

Rijksdienst inventory

1954
Purchased by Ministry of Reconstruction and Houseing (Wederopbouw en Volkshuisvesting) from Beheersinstituut

Rijksdienst inventory

1954 <> present day
Dienst voor ’s Rijks Verspreide Kunstvoorwerpen (government department for distributing art), The Hague, now RCE, Amersfoort