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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Oxen Ploughing

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Oxen Ploughing

Artist/ Creator
Petrus Paulus Schiedges
Title
Oxen Ploughing
Year
1916
Technique
Oil on canvas
Size
110 x 160 cm
Inventorynumber
A 888
Category
Paintings

Museum

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Conclusion

When and how this painting came into the possession of the museum is no longer known; it may have been a camouflaged form of safekeeping rather than a gift.

Explanation

Nothing appears on the inventory card completed in 1951 to explain the acquisition apart from the current ownership. No further information appears on an earlier inventory card, dated 11 October 1943. Subsequent investigation provided no additional information.

Reconstruction origin

? <> 1943-10-11
Unknown acquisition by the museum

Museum inventory

1943-10-11 <> present day
Stedelijk Museum