Report of the Spoliation Advisory Panel: Constable painting in the Tate Gallery
Report of the Spoliation Advisory Panel in respect of an oil painting by John Constable, ‘Beaching a Boat, Brighton’, now in the possession of the Tate Gallery
Report of the Spoliation Advisory Panel in respect of an oil painting by John Constable, 'Beaching a Boat, Brighton', now in the possession of the Tate Gallery
Ref: HC 1016 2014-15 PDF, 390KB, 22 pages
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The panel concluded that it is likely that the Painting was in the ownership of a Hungarian art collector in 1944 at the time when the Germans invaded Hungary and that it was looted by the occupying forces. The panel recommended, therefore, that the Painting should be returned to the Claimants in accordance with the provisions of the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act 2009.
The Spoliation Advisory Panel was designated by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport as the Advisory Panel for the purposes of considering the claim under Section 3(2) of the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act 2009. The Panel was established in 2000.