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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View of Swanenburg Gemeenlandshuis at Halfweg

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View of Swanenburg Gemeenlandshuis at Halfweg

Artist/ Creator
Paulus Constantijn la Fargue
Title
View of Swanenburg Gemeenlandshuis at Halfweg
Year
Probably 1778
Technique
Pen and brush and grey ink
Size
280 x 451 mm
Inventorynumber
TA 31358
Category
Drawings

Museum

Amsterdam Museum

Conclusion

This drawing is part of the collection confiscated from Mr and Mrs May-Fuld, a Jewish couple.

Explanation

Like the painting by Cornelis van der Voort, this drawing is from the collection of Siegfried Paul Daniël May and Rosine Mariane May-Fuld. The Germans confiscated their collection after the couple took their own lives in May 1940 and sold it at Frederik Muller’s auction house in Amsterdam at sales on 14 -17 October and 2-5 December 1941.
The museum is in contact with the heirs.

Reconstruction origin

Before 1941-12-02
Siegfried Paul Daniël May (collection), Amsterdam

See Frederik Muller cat., Amsterdam, 2 December 1941, no. 35 (ill.)

1941-12-02
Frederik Muller (auction) Amsterdam

See Frederik Muller cat., Amsterdam, 2 December 1941, no. 35 (ill.)

1969-07-01
Christie’s (auction), London

See Christie’s cat., London, 1 July 1969, no. 149

Before 1970
Douwes (art dealer), Amsterdam

Museum inventory

1970
Purchased by the museum from Douwes art dealer

Museum inventory

1970 <> present day
Amsterdam Museum