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 Free Pardon

Artist/ Creator
Honoré Daumier
Title
The Free Pardon
Year
1860-1865
Technique
Oil on canvas
Size
38 x 68 cm
Inventorynumber
2596 (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 collection in 1937, possibly 1938. Goldschmidt fled Berlin in 1933 and settled in the United States in 1936, where he passed away in 1958.

Reconstruction origin

? < > ?
Paul Cassirer (art dealer), Berlin

K.E. Maison, Honoré Daumier. Catalogue raisonné of the paintings, watercolours and drawings, Paris 1968, Vol. I, cat. no. I-199, p. 160

1930 < > 1938 (or 1937) ?
Jakob Goldschmidt (collection), Berlin

E. Fuchs, Der Maler Daumier, Munich 1930, no. 18, p. 46; Daumier. Peintures, Aquarelles,  Dessins, exh. cat. Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris 1934, no. 41, pp. 73-74; B. Fleischmann, Honoré  Daumier. Gemälde, Graphik, Vienna c. 1937, p. XXXVIII, no. 27; J. Lassaigne, Daumier, Paris, 1938,  p. 87; K.E. Maison, Honoré Daumier. Catalogue raisonné of the paintings, watercolours and drawings,  Paris 1968, Vol. I, cat. no. I-199, p. 160

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 (donation collection Frederiks to the municipality of Rotterdam)

Archive Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen