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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A Bishop Kneeling before Saint Peter

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A Bishop Kneeling before Saint Peter

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (follower of Anthonie van Dyck)
Title
A Bishop Kneeling before Saint Peter
Year
c. 1630 ?
Technique
Pencil and oil on panel
Size
17,7 x 24,5 cm
Inventorynumber
2757 (OK)
Category
Paintings

Museum

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Conclusion

It is not known from which collection this painting was auctioned during the estate sale at Mandelbaum & Kronthal and under what circumstances this auction took place. It is also not known when the painting left the collection of the German-Jewish art historian and writer Lothar Brieger-Wasservogel, and under what circumstances this happened.

Explanation

This painting was auctioned in 1936 as Der thronende St. Marcus […] by Anthonie van Dyck from an unknown collection of a doctor and collector at an estate sale at Mandelbaum & Kronthal in Berlin. Furthermore, it is also not known when this painting left the collection of Lothar Brieger, who very likely acquired it at or just after the aforementioned auction. Brieger fled from Berlin in 1938 to Shanghai. He returned to Berlin for an academic position in 1947, but passed away in 1949. It is not known who sold it through Galerie Charpentier at the auction in 1955.

Reconstruction origin

? < > 1927
C.A. de Burlet (art dealer), Berlin

Archive Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Collection Ludwig Burchard, Rubenianum, Antwerp

? < > 1936-02-29
Unknown (collection), Berlin

Auction cat. Mandelbaum & Kronthal, Berlin, 29 February 1936, no. 189, p. 10 (ill.); Die Weltkunst,  23-02-1936 (ill.); Collection Ludwig Burchard, Rubenianum, Antwerp

1936-02-29
Mandelbaum & Kronthal (auction), Berlin

Auction cat. Mandelbaum & Kronthal, Berlin, 29 February 1936, no. 189, p. 10 (ill.); Die Weltkunst,  23-02-1936 (ill.); Collection Ludwig Burchard, Rubenianum, Antwerp

before 1936-11-09 < > ?
Dr. Lothar Brieger-Wasservogel, Berlin

Archive Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Collection Ludwig Burchard, Rubenianum, Antwerp

1955-12-02
Galerie Charpentier (auction), Paris

Auction cat. Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 2 December 1955, no. 25; Archive Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

1968-06-24
Palais GalliƩra (auction), Paris

Auction cat. Palais Galliéra, Paris, 24 June 1968, no. 26 (ill.); Archive Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

1968 < > 1969
P.D. Colnaghi & Co, Ltd. (art dealer), London

Archive Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

1969 < > present day
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (acquired by the municipality of Rotterdam)

Archive Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen