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Report of the Spoliation Advisory Panel: 8 Drawings in the Courtauld Institute of Art

Report of the Spoliation Advisory Panel in respect of eight drawings now in the possession of the Samuel Courtauld Trust (757)

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Report of the Spoliation Advisory Panel in respect of eight drawings now in the possession of the Samuel Courtauld Trust - Full Text

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This report by the Spoliation Advisory Panel considers a claim for eight drawings now in the collection of the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. The Report concludes that, whilst the predominant reason for the sale of the drawings in 1933 by the owner, Professor Dr Curt Glaser, was Nazi oppression, the moral claim was insufficiently strong to warrant the transfer of the drawings. The Panel recommended, however, that whenever any of the drawings is on show, the Courtauld should display alongside it a brief account of its history and provenance during and since the Nazi era, with special reference to the claimants’ relationship with and historical interest in the drawings.

This paper was laid before Parliament in response to a legislative requirement or as a Return to an Address and was ordered to be printed by the House of Commons.

Published 24 June 2009