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 Painting Lovers

Artist/ Creator
Honoré Daumier
Title
The Painting Lovers
Year
1860-1865
Technique
Oil on panel
Size
23,5 x 31 cm
Inventorynumber
2597 (OK)
Category
Paintings

Museum

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Conclusion

It is not certain when and under what circumstances the painting left the collection of the German-Jewish banker and art collector Jakob Goldschmidt.

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 it from the art dealer Jacques Goudstikker in 1939. It is known that the work was in the possession of the German-Jewish banker and art collector Jakob Goldschmidt in 1930. It seems to still have been in his possession in 1937. Goldschmidt fled Berlin in 1933 and settled in the United States in 1936, where he passed away in 1958.

Reconstruction origin

1927-05-20 < > ?
Galerie Matthiesen (art dealer), Berlin

Auction cat. Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 20 may 1927, no. 96, p. 71; K.E. Maison, Honoré Daumier.  Catalogue raisonné of the paintings, watercolours and drawings, Paris 1968, Vol. I, cat. no. I-146, pp. 129-130

1930 < > 1937 ?
Jakob Goldschmidt (collection), Berlin

E. Fuchs, Der Maler Daumier, München 1930, no. 98, p. 50; Daumier. Peintures, Aquarelles, Dessins,  exh. cat. Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris 1934, no. 20, p. 55; B. Fleischmann, Honoré Daumier. Gemälde,  Graphik, Vienna ca. 1937, no. 56, p. 39; K.E. Maison, Honoré Daumier. Catalogue raisonné of the  paintings, watercolours and drawings, Paris 1968, Vol. I, cat. no. I-146, pp. 129-130

1939-04-18
Jacques Goudstikker (art dealer), Amsterdam

Archive Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

1939-04-18 < > 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