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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Street scene

Artist/ Creator
Honoré Daumier
Title
Street scene
Year
c. 1864
Technique
Oil on panel
Size
27 x 21,3 cm
Inventorynumber
2595 (OK)
Category
Paintings

Museum

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Conclusion

It is not known when and under what circumstances the painting left the collection of German-Jewish businessman and art collector Otto Blumenfeld.

Explanation

This painting entered the collection of the museum with the acquisition of the estate of D.G. van Beuningen in 1958, who had acquired the painting from the art dealer Jacques Goudstikker in 1939. It seems to have been in the collection of the German-Jewish businessman and art collector
Otto Blumenfeld in 1926 until a currently unknown date after 1930. Blumenfeld fled from Hamburg to the United Kingdom in 1938, where he passed away in 1975. It is not known when the painting left his collection and under which circumstances.

Reconstruction origin

? < > ?
Paul Cassirer (art dealer), Berlin

 K.E. Maison, Honoré Daumier. Catalogue raisonné of the paintings, watercolours and drawings, Paris  1968, Vol. I, cat. no. I-44, p. 76

before 1926-02-21 < > after 1930 ?
Otto Blumenfeld (collection), Hamburg

Honoré Daumier 1808-1879. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Plastik, exh. cat. Galerie Matthiesen, Berlin 21-02-1926 – 31-02-1926, no. 69, p. 48; E. Fuchs, Der Maler Daumier, Munich 1930, no. 71, p. 48; K.E.  Maison, Honoré Daumier. Catalogue raisonné of the paintings, watercolours and drawings,  Paris 1968, Vol. I, cat. no. I-44, p. 76

1939-06-16
Jacques Goudstikker (art dealer), Amsterdam

Archive Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

1939-06-16 < > 1958
D.G. van Beuningen (collection), Vierhouten

Archive Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

1958 < > present day
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (acquired by the municipality of Rotterdam)

Archive Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen