May 15, 2018

Fritz Mont, Frederick Mondschein and Galerie Sanct Lucas

What does it mean to find the names Fritz Mont, Fritz Mondschein, Frederick Mondschein or Frederick Mont in the provenance of an artwork?

The Getty has a record for MONT Inc


Born in Vienna in 1894, Frederick Mont, also known as A. F.  Mondschein or Frederick Mondschein or Adolf Fritz Mondschein, emigrated to the United States in the 1930s. Mont aka Mondschein owned the Galerie Sanct Lucas and counted among his clients many US museums. He had close relationships with American dealer Victor Spark (1898-1991) and the Newhouse Galleries. Mont played an important role in the transatlantic art trade. The names Mont, Mondschein, and Sanct Lucas appear in several artworks listed on NEPIP, the Nazi Era Provenance Research Portal.

(source: Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America)
see also:
Galerie Sanct Lucas
Newhouse Galleries
Spark, Victor David, 1898-1991 

Frederick Mont in VIAF (RDF)

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GETTY ULAN does not seem to have an entry for Frederick Mont or Mondschein but does display their names in a record for Mont Inc.  
Mont Inc Getty Record, A. F. Mondschein aka Frederick Mont

There is also a record for the Galerie Sankt Lucas:

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With Plaza Art Galleries, New York; 1945, with A. Frederick Mondschein, New York; 1945, sold by A.Frederick Mondschein to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1948 ...

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Records 1 - 8 of 8 - 1991.23 | Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund, Provenance ... Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna and (Otto Naumann, New York), sold to the Cleveland ...

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Records 21 - 26 of 26 - 1961.38 | Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund, Provenance ... (Harari & Johns, London, and Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna), sold to the ...

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Records 1 - 7 of 7 - 1980.4 | Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund, Provenance Possibly Paris ... Bought by Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna, in 1991. Purchased by the ...

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Records 1 - 20 of 22 - 1971.102 | John L. Severance Fund, Provenance ... 1951.454 | Gift of the Hanna Fund, Provenance Possibly ... Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna.

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den Besitz der Galerie St. Lucas. (Robert Herzig), die es 1952 an ihren 1939 nach New York emig- rierten einstigen Geschäftsführer. Fritz Mondschein verkaufte.

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... in den Besitz der Galerie St. Lucas, die es 1952 an ihren einstigen Geschäftsführer Fritz Mondscheinverkaufte, der 1939 nach New York ausgewandert war.

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Feb 12, 2017 - ... sammelte auch selbst ihr Leben lang: Eine romantische Nachtszene, „Straße nach dem Regen im Mondschein“ von John Atkinson Grimshaw ...

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May 6, 2014 - Der Geschäftspartner meines Vaters, Fritz Mont (Anm. ursprünglich Mondschein), ist Gott sei Dank früh emigriert. Als sein Chauffeur ihn am Tag ...

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Jan 8, 1999 - Bereits im Katalog 1948. Aus dem Inventarbuch gestrichen. 14. Carus Carl Gustav. Boot im Eis (Vereistes Flußufer im Mondschein). Inv.Nr. 22.


Frederick (Adolf Fritz) Mont (Mondschein)

Birthdate: (100)
Birthplace:Vienna, Vienna, Austria 
Death:20 Août 1994 (100)
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About Frederick (Adolf Fritz) Mont

Mont, Frederick

 Dealer/Gallery dates 1894–1994 city New York state NY other cities Vienna, Wien, Austria; gender M historical notes Frederick Mont, aka A. F. (Adolf Fritz) Mondschein or Frederick Mondschein, was a New York dealer of Old Master paintings. Before immigrating to New York in the 1930s, Mont, owned and directed Galerie Sanct Lucas (Yeide, Nancy H. The AAM Guide to Provenance Research, AAM, Washington DC., 2001).
Frederick Mont sold mostly European old masters mostly to U.S. museums; he was chosen as sole agent by the Prince of Liechtenstein for the sale of masterpieces from his collection; favored his relationships with American dealer Victor Spark (1898-1991) and the Newhouse Galleries.
Mont was married at least three times; his first wife, Betty (née Berta Austerlitz, 1897) Mont, was also involved in the art business and Frederick was a partner in her father’s, Wilhelm Austerlitz [d. 1940], London art business; his second wife, Eva (née Seiler, 1919–1953), died on vacation with her husband in Naples, Italy; his third wife, Anna S. (1914-2010), bequest some works of art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2010 in memory of Frederick Mont, other works from her bequest entered the collection in 2012.

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VMFA Will Return French Painting to Collector’s Heirs

The board of trustees of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has voted to deaccession a Sixteenth Century French painting, “Portrait of Jean d’Albon,” and return it to the heirs of the late Austrian collector Julius Priester, from whom it is believed to have been stolen by the Gestapo in 1944.
The painting, one of eight known versions, is credited to artist Corneille de Lyon (Manner of), who lived circa 1500-1575. It is an oil painting on wood panel and measures 65/8 by 53/4 inches. It entered the VMFA collection in 1950 as an anonymous gift. Following the death of the donor, the painting was credited publicly as “Gift of Mrs A.D. Williams.”
Williams purchased the portrait from Newhouse Galleries in New York in 1950. The gallery acquired it from Frederick Mont, a dealer alleged to have had ties to other paintings confiscated during the Nazi regime during World War II and who is also alleged to have had ties to other paintings confiscated during the Nazi regime during World War II and who is alleged to have had ties to other paintings that traded hands in Vienna during and after the war, according to Kathleen Morris, associate director.
“We have conducted detailed and careful research, and we have concluded that evidence convincingly points to the identification of our painting with the Priester painting,” says Dr Michael Brand, VMFA’s director. “The issue is complicated by the existence of seven other known versions of the same portrait. Until a few months ago, we were not aware that one of the versions had been confiscated by Nazis, nor did we have the evidence that links our painting to Priester. After receiving and studying the documents related to the Priester painting, we are convinced that our painting and the Priester painting are one and the same.”
The portrait was most recently on view at the museum in 1985. It has never been lent to another institution, but it was published in a 1966 catalog of the museum’s collection and in later publications.
Corneille was born in the Netherlands but was active mainly at Lyon in France in the Sixteenth Century. In 1541 he became court painter to the Dauphin, later Henry II. Contemporary references indicate that he had a considerable reputation as a portrait painter and that his style was widely imitated.
The subject of the portrait, Jean D’Albon, held a number of political offices in France and, in 1539, he became the governor of Lyon. He became a knight of the order of Saint Michael in 1530. In the Corneille de Lyon (Manner of) portrait, he is wearing the insignia of the order of Saint Michael suspended by a gold chain.
The request for restitution of the painting came from Kurt H. Schindler of Hampshire, England, who first contacted the museum on February 17. Schindler is sole executor, heir and beneficiary of the estate of Priester. Schindler’s claim is being handled by the New York State Banking Department’s Holocaust Claims Processing Office, which, since 1997, has represented claimants seeking restitution of Holocaust-era assets, including art.
Priester, who was Jewish, lived in Vienna until 1938 when he emigrated to Mexico in the face of increasing Nazi aggression against Jews. His art collection was secured and stored in Vienna until it was seized by the Gestapo in 1944.
In 1954, a reproduction of the stolen portrait was published in a Vienna police report along with reproductions of other paintings from the Priester collection that had been stolen in 1944. “The Viennese police report did not find its way to VMFA, which at the point had owned the painting for four years,” Morris said.
In telephone calls and letters to VMFA, Schindler expressed his belief, based on his own research, that the museum’s version of “Portrait of Jean d’Albon” is the one that was taken by the Gestapo. He based his belief, in part, on the portrait’s connection to Newhouse Galleries, which was known to have worked closely with Mont, the dealer who had offered the painting to Newhouse Galleries. Mont immigrated to the United States in the 1930, but had operated previously in Vienna, where he was known as Frederick Mondschein.
Mont has been linked to Bernhard Witke, a Gestapo officer and appraiser who was arrested following the war for high treason and sentenced to three and a half years in prison, according to evidence compiled by Karen Daly, VMFA’s assistant registrar and Nazi-era provenance administrator.
“We plan to return the painting to Schindler as quickly as possible. We are glad to be able to restore one rdf_Description from the Priester collection to its rightful owner. The fact that it has taken 60 years to determine the location of this painting is an indication of how complex and frustrating the search can be,” Brand said.

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Mar 24, 2015 - El Greco Stolen by Nazis and Sold by Knoedler Returns to Rightful Owners ... Knoedler & Co, who bought the painting from the Viennese dealer Frederick MontMont acquired the paintingfrom a dealer who worked with the ...

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What does it mean to find the names Fritz Mont, Fritz Mondschein, Frederick Mondschein or Frederick Mont in the provenance of an artwork?

The painting was sold by Knoedler's NY office to Contini on January 1927. ... of Art; deaccessioned in 1957 and returned to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; gift ..... Michel Van Gelder, Uccle, by 1928; [1] sold to (Frederick Mont, New York); [2] ...

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