Re: (US-MA) Boston Art Museum Will Return 17th Century Painting to Heirs of Pre-WWll Jewish Owner #general #holocaust #general #holocaust

Mark Lucas

Unfortunately it seems that the picture in question displayed in the original post, whilst of Dutch origin, is not incorrect.

It is entitled 'View of Beverwijk from the Wijkermeer' by Salomon van Ruisdael or Ruysdael and is held in the Mauritshuis Museum, The Hague

The Museum of Boston site has this image entitled 'View of Beverwijk' by Salomon van Ruysdae

DEACESSIONED October 7, 2021
View of Beverwijk
Salomon van Ruysdael (Dutch, 1600/1603–1670)
Medium/Technique Oil on panel
Dimensions 75.2 x 65.7 cm (29 5/8 x 25 7/8 in.)
Credit Line Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund and Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund
Accession Number1982.396

By 1918 until about 1931, Frigyes Glück (b. 1858 - d. 1931), Budapest [see note 1]. Probably about 1931, acquired by Ferenc Chorin (b. 1879 – d. 1964), Budapest; 1943, deposited by Chorin at the Hungarian Commercial Bank of Pest, Co., Budapest; January 1945, taken from Chorin’s bank vault, probably by Soviet troops, and dispersed [see note 2]. Private collection, Switzerland [see note 3]. 1982, Edward Speelman, Ltd., London; 1982, sold by Speelman to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 15, 1982); October 7, 2021, deaccessioned by the MFA for restitution to the heirs of Ferenc Chorin [see note 4].

Whether Salomon van Ruysdae and Salomon van Ruisdael are one and the same I don't know.

Mark Lucas

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