Nazi looted painting returned to Jewish heirs in Germany
Berlin—officials have returned a painting looted by the Nazis to heirs of a Jewish French politician and resistance figure who was executed during the Second World War.
“Portrait of a Seated Young Woman” by Thomas Couture, which belonged to Georges Mandel, was discovered in late collector Cornelius Gurlitt’s art trove while German authorities were investigating a tax case in 2012.
The reclusive Bavarian collector inherited the 1,500piece The painting ‘Portrait of a Seated Young Woman.’ collection from his father, Hildebrand Gurlitt, an art dealer who traded in works confiscated by the Nazis.
Many are thought to have been looted from their original Jewish owners.
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