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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26 objects


View of Swanenburg Gemeenlandshuis at Halfweg

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

Investigation results

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...

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House and lock at Kadijk

House and lock at Kadijk

Artist/ Creator
Simon Fokke or Paulus Constantijn la Fargue (in log as Jan de Beijer)
Title
House and lock at Kadijk
Year
1756
Technique
Pen and brush and grey ink on extremely thick paper
Size
150 x 243 mm
Inventorynumber
10097/2351
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stadsarchief Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

Who Stadsarchief acquired this drawing from is no longer known.

Explanation

In July 1942, Stadsarchief purchased six drawings. This was noted...

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Watercolour No. 2

Watercolour No. 2

Artist/ Creator
Wassily Kandinsky
Title
Watercolour No. 2
Year
1911
Technique
Paper, watercolour, gouache, pencil
Size
316 x 476 mm
Inventorynumber
A 4029
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

How and when this work came to the museum between 1923 and 1954 is no longer known.

Explanation

The inventory card states that the watercolour...

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Massengebet

Massengebet

Artist/ Creator
Paul Klee
Title
Massengebet
Year
1913
Technique
Ink on paper
Size
105 x 237 mm
Inventorynumber
A 8453
Description

Sheetsize 254 x 323 mm, drawing size 105 x 237 mm

Category
Drawings
Museum
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

This drawing was part of the collection that Otto Ralfs stored at Firma Walter Blank during the war. In January 1945 the place was plundered by the Soviet Red...

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Outside Zaagpoort

Outside Zaagpoort

Artist/ Creator
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek
Title
Outside Zaagpoort
Year
s.d.
Technique
Pen and brown ink, grey wash, pencil on vellum
Size
187 x 241 mm
Inventorynumber
10097/2350
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stadsarchief Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

Who Stadsarchief acquired this drawing from is no longer known.

Explanation

In July 1942, Stadsarchief purchased six drawings. This was noted...

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Leidseplein Lock

Leidseplein Lock

Artist/ Creator
Jacobus Kops (in the log as Hermanus Petrus Schouten)
Title
Leidseplein Lock
Year
c. 1755-1773
Technique
Black chalk, pen and brush and grey ink
Size
244 x 360 mm
Inventorynumber
10097/2348
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stadsarchief Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

Who Stadsarchief acquired this drawing from is no longer known.

Explanation

In July 1942, Stadsarchief purchased six drawings. This was noted...

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View of the IJ and Schreijers Tower

Schreijers Tower and View of the IJ

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (possibly Gerrit Lamberts)
Title
Schreijers Tower and View of the IJ
Year
c. 1800
Technique
Pen and brown ink, colour wash over black chalk
Size
178 x 307 mm
Inventorynumber
10097/2347
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stadsarchief Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

Who Stadsarchief acquired this drawing from is no longer known.

Explanation

In July 1942, Stadsarchief purchased six drawings. This was noted...

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Girl writing at a table (recto), Sketch of a donkey (verso)

Girl writing at a table (recto), Sketch of a donkey (verso)

Artist/ Creator
Max Liebermann
Title
Girl writing at a table (recto), Sketch of a donkey (verso)
Year
1890-1895
Technique
Black chalk on green tinted paper
Size
h. 302 mm, b. 250 mm
Inventorynumber
MB 1959/T 9 (PK)
Category
Drawings
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

The provenance of this painting is not complete, as it is not known when and from whom Max J. Friedländer acquired the...

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The IJ at Blauwhoofd

The IJ at Blauwhoofd

Artist/ Creator
Paulus van Liender
Title
The IJ at Blauwhoofd
Year
1762
Technique
Drawing, brush and brown wash
Size
232 x 371 mm
Inventorynumber
10055/161
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stadsarchief Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

This drawing was purchased at the auction of the collection of the May-Fulds, a Jewish couple.

Explanation

This drawing, along with those by...

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Standing Nude

Standing Nude

Artist/ Creator
Henri Matisse
Title
Standing Nude
Year
c. 1900
Technique
Black chalk on paper
Size
Beeldmaat 270 x 201 mm
Inventorynumber
A 1815
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

This drawing was given to the museum anonymously in 1940, possibly not as a gift but in a camouflaged form of safekeeping.

Explanation

The...

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Weteringpoort viewed from the city

Weteringpoort viewed from the city

Artist/ Creator
Caspar Philips Jacobsz.
Title
Weteringpoort viewed from the city
Year
1764
Technique
Pen and brush and brown ink
Size
253 x 357 mm
Inventorynumber
10055/163
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stadsarchief Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

This drawing was purchased at the auction of the collection of the May-Fulds, a Jewish couple.

Explanation

This drawing, along with those by...

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Lutheran Deanery in Amsterdam

Lutheran Deanery in Amsterdam

Artist/ Creator
Hermanus Petrus Schouten
Title
Lutheran Deanery in Amsterdam
Year
c. 1772
Technique
Pencil, pen and brush and grey and black ink
Size
257 x 354 mm
Inventorynumber
10097/2346
Description

The drawing is traced in pen on the back and scored for a print in the Fouquet Altas.

Category
Drawings
Museum
Stadsarchief Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

This drawing was purchased at the auction of the collection of the May-Fulds, a Jewish couple.

Explanation

This drawing, along with those by...

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Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Artist/ Creator
Mommie Schwarz
Title
Dubrovnik
Year
n.d.
Technique
black and red chalk on paper
Size
27,2 x 20 cm
Inventorynumber
01407
Category
Drawings
Museum
Kranenburgh, Culturele Buitenplaats in Bergen

Investigation results

Conclusion 

It is not known from whom the Municipality of Bergen acquired these 133 drawings in 1969. It is also not known how Schwarz lost possession of...

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Blauwhoofd

Blauwhoofd

Artist/ Creator
Hendrik Tavenier
Title
Blauwhoofd
Year
1785
Technique
Pen and black ink, grey wash, inscription in pen and brown ink
Size
169 x 290 mm
Inventorynumber
Collectie 10097/2349
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stadsarchief Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

Who Stadsarchief acquired this drawing from is no longer known.

Explanation

In July 1942, Stadsarchief purchased six drawings. This was noted...

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Dispatch

Dispatch

Artist/ Creator
Jan Toorop
Title
Dispatch
Year
1905
Technique
Paper, pastel, conté
Size
560 x 480 mm
Inventorynumber
TEK-1940-0115
Category
Drawings
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

These drawings were part of the prewar collection of Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.

Explanation

These six drawings are part of a series...

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Pouring Room

Pouring Room

Artist/ Creator
Jan Toorop
Title
Pouring Room
Year
1905
Technique
Paper, pastel
Size
530 x 460 mm
Inventorynumber
A 1989
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

These drawings were part of the prewar collection of Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.

Explanation

These six drawings are part of a series...

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Pouring Wax

Pouring Wax

Artist/ Creator
Jan Toorop
Title
Pouring Wax
Year
1905
Technique
Paper, pastel, conté
Size
544 x 483 mm
Inventorynumber
TEK-1940-0112
Category
Drawings
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

These drawings were part of the prewar collection of the Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.

Explanation

These six drawings are part of a...

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Pasting the Cylinders

Pasting the Cylinders

Artist/ Creator
Jan Toorop
Title
Pasting the Cylinders
Year
1905
Technique
Paper, pastel
Size
470 x 560 mm
Inventorynumber
A 1987
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

These drawings were part of the prewar collection of Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.

Explanation

These six drawings are part of a series...

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Tea Lights

Tea Lights

Artist/ Creator
Jan Toorop
Title
Tea Lights
Year
1905
Technique
Paper, pastel
Size
460 x 530 mm
Inventorynumber
A 1986
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

These drawings were part of the prewar collection of Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.

Explanation

These six drawings are part of a series...

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Press Room

Press Room

Artist/ Creator
Jan Toorop
Title
Press Room
Year
1905
Technique
Paper, pastel, conté
Size
561 x 473 mm
Inventorynumber
TEK-1940-0110
Category
Drawings
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

These drawings were part of the prewar collection of the Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.

Explanation

These six drawings are part of a...

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Finishing the Wicks

Finishing the Wicks

Artist/ Creator
Jan Toorop
Title
Finishing the Wicks
Year
1905
Technique
Paper, pastel
Size
470 x 560 mm
Inventorynumber
A 1990
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

These drawings were part of the prewar collection of Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.

Explanation

These six drawings are part of a series...

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Mixing Barrel

Mixing Barrel

Artist/ Creator
Jan Toorop
Title
Mixing Barrel
Year
1905
Technique
Paper, pastel, conté
Size
564 x 482 mm
Inventorynumber
TEK-1940-0111
Category
Drawings
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

These drawings were part of the prewar collection of the Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.

Explanation

These six drawings are part of a...

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Cutting to Size

Cutting to Size

Artist/ Creator
Jan Toorop
Title
Cutting to Size
Year
1905
Technique
Paper, pastel, conté
Size
480 x 567 mm
Inventorynumber
TEK-1940-0113
Category
Drawings
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

These drawings were part of the prewar collection of the Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.

Explanation

These six drawings are part of a...

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Melting the Wax

Melting the Wax

Artist/ Creator
Jan Toorop
Title
Melting the Wax
Year
1905
Technique
Paper, pastel, conté
Size
566 x 471 mm
Inventorynumber
TEK-1940-0114
Category
Drawings
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

These drawings were part of the prewar collection of the Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.

Explanation

These six drawings are part of a...

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Setting the Moulds

Setting the Moulds

Artist/ Creator
Jan Toorop
Title
Setting the Moulds
Year
1905
Technique
Paper, pastel, conté
Size
550 x 460 mm
Inventorynumber
A 1991
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

These drawings were part of the prewar collection of Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.

Explanation

These six drawings are part of a series...

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The Stockroom

The Stockroom

Artist/ Creator
Jan Toorop
Title
The Stockroom
Year
1905
Technique
Paper, pastel, conté
Size
560 x 470 mm
Inventorynumber
A 1988
Category
Drawings
Museum
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Investigation results

Conclusion

These drawings were part of the prewar collection of Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.

Explanation

These six drawings are part of a series...

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