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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Portrait of Helena Leideckers

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Portrait of Helena Leideckers

Artist/ Creator
Hendrick Coster
Title
Portrait of Helena Leideckers
Year
1643
Technique
Oil on panel
Size
104 x 85 cm
Inventorynumber
GM 4166
Category
Paintings

Museum

Museum Arnhem

Conclusion

Who owned this painting was before it was given to the garage owner as surety and how the painting changed hands is not known.

Explanation

The museum inventory card states that a garage owner sold the painting to the museum through the mediation of a Kunsthistorisch Instituut Amsterdam secretary. He stated that he had received the painting from a customer a few years before as surety.

Reconstruction origin

1930-04-28
C.J. Reijerse (auction), The Hague

RKD images artwork no. 14846; RKD Iconographic Bureau inventory card; see C.J. Reijerse cat., The Hague 28 April 1930, no. 30

Before 1942
Obtained in surety by a garage owner, Apeldoorn

Museum inventory

1942
Purchased by the museum from a garage owner

Museum inventory; Maandblad voor de Beeldende Kunsten, (XIX), vol.1942, p. 165

1942-03<> present day
Gemeentemusea Arnhem

Museum inventory; RKD images kunstwerknummer 14846; RKD Iconographic Bureau inventory card; RKD Iconographic Bureau XVII-B (41567); RKD Visual Documentation no. 608.800; Het Vaderland, 18-6-1942; Maandblad voor de Beeldende Kunsten, (XIX) vol.1942, p. 165 J. Wesselink, Schilder van den Veluwe-zoom, Amsterdam 194, p. 87 (ill.)