Showing posts with label art museums. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art museums. Show all posts

May 20, 2022

Tooth in Provenance: UK Collections Trust Spoliation Reports and Getty Public Collections

 Spoliation Reports from UK Museum: Search results for: Tooth

Maximilien LUCE

Description: Landscape with Willow Trees 1887

Reference: 3318

Questions in the operative period: When and from whom did Debat acquire the work? When and from whom did Galerie Vallotton acquire the work? Did Tooth purchase the painting from Vallotton? Where was the work between 1933 and 1945?

Materials: oil on canvas

Acquisition: Purchased, 1975

Dimensions: 50 x 61.3 cm

Provenance: M. Debat, Paris; Galerie Vallotton, Lausanne; purchased by Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, 25 November 1963;sold by Tooth's to the Hon Mrs H Marcow, November 1963;re-purchased by Tooth's, 1967;sold to an English Private Collector; Sotheby's 2 July 1975, lot 60; purchased by Tooth's for Glasgow Museums in 1975

Institution: 

Part of: Paintings

Mar 23, 2022

German Museums that do NOT publish Nazi-era provenance online as of March 23 2022


According to our tests, the following German museums are rated "F" (FAIL) for transparency concerning the ownership history of artworks in the Nazi-period 1933-1945.

This means that a visitor to the museum's online collections website cannot see where a painting was or who owned it during the Nazi period.

(Please help us to update this list as museum websites evolve.)


There is a field "Herkunft". However it does not give the ownership history. It only states who sold, gave or loaned it to the museum. There is no link to or mention of Lostart, Linz or Munich Collecting point information. 


There is no ownership history. There is no link to or mention of Lostart, Linz or Munich Collecting point information. 

 

There is a field "Zugang". However it does not give the ownership history. It only states who sold, gave or loaned it to the museum.  There is no link to or mention of Lostart, Linz or Munich Collecting point information. 


  • WALLRAF-RICHARTZ-MUSEUM & FONDATION CORBOUD
  • No real online collections database, no provenance on the Wallraf-Richartz website - not even for iconic works like Asparagus (about whose Nazi-era provenance artist Hans Haacke famously did an entire exhibition). To find information about the history of artworks one must go to LostArt.de or plunge into Immunity from Seizure documents. And yet, provenance research projects have been announced with great fanfare. But whatever the results are, they do not appear to be on the website.


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    Nov 16, 2020

    Influence Networks: the Students of Paul Sachs and F. Lane Faison

     




    Above: Some students of Paul Sachs and F. Lane Faison, along with a glimpse of some of the institutions where they studied or worked. (Wikidata Query November 16, 2020).  

    (The graph misses a lot of data which has not yet been entered in Wikidata.)


    https://w.wiki/mmw

    Let's try to extend the graph to include some more information about the other teachers of Sach's and Lane's students













    see Wikidata Query :
    https://w.wiki/mn2 

    Comments:
    The datavisualization, while potentially interesting, is still clumsy and hard to read given the limits of a computer screen.
    How can we zoom in on the networks we want to explore? 
    How to transform a graph of this type into a truly useful tool for exploring networks of influence in the art world?
    Is it by improving the underlying data, by improving the Wikidata query, or by switching to another more flexible, interactive tool for dataviz and navigation?

    Could the addition of color help?



    Aug 27, 2020

    SEVEN DATASETS: Frederick Mont or Galerie Sanct Lucas in the Provenance of Artworks




    Frederick Mont (1894-1994)
    was an art dealer who sold artworks to dozens of major art museums and art collectors.

    Mont, originally named Fritz Mondschein, owned the Sanct Lucas Gallery. 

    Mont is known to have worked with the Austrian Nazi SS art dealer and looter Bernhard Witke and was involved in selling at least two artworks looted from the Jewish collector Julius Priester, including the El Greco, Portrait of a Gentleman.

    Mont also sold a forgery to Sherman Lee at the Cleveland Museum of Art as a Grunewald, but, according to the NYT, pigment tests conducted by the museum's conservator, Ross Merrill,  proved conclusively that the painting was a 20th‐century forgery.

    The provenances of those artworks were falsified, with fake owners and entirely fake histories inserted into the texts. 

    Art historians, provenance researchers and scholars of the Holocaust should keep this context in mind when evaluating the ownership histories that have been published for artworks that passed through Mont's hands.

    Mont was not an honest man. Everything Frederick Mont or his Galerie Sanct Lucas claimed about an artwork should be considered questionable unless it is proven to be true.


    DATASETS


    Frederick Mont and Galerie Sanct Lucas in GLAMHACK2020 provenances from several museums, analysed for uncertainty, anonymity and unreliability (94 records)





    Frederick Mont Sanct Lucas in Provenance Texts of Artworks at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 25 AUG 2020  

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    NEPIP NGA Frederick Mont and Sanct Lucas in Provenance Texts of Artworks listed on the Nazi Era Provenance Internet Portal by the NGA

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    RKD: Frederick Mont mentioned in artworks at the RKD


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    Kress Collection: Frederick Mont and Galerie Sanct Lucas K-codes and provenance (in Color)


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    Frederick Mont at Sotheby's and Christie's- PUBLIC


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    Linked Data References for Frederick Mont or Galerie Sanct Lucas


    Wikidata: Q33315010 


    Viaf: 139936107  


    Union List of Artist Names ID: 500437571 


    WorldCat Identities IDlccn-no2007138555

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    RKDartists ID: 431910








    Feb 14, 2020

    Frederick Mont or Mondschein in Provenances of the Getty Provenance Index Public Collections Database

    PROVENANCE Still Life with Sweetmeats, Boston MFAAnonymous collection, Spain. Anonymous dealer, Switzerland; sold by this dealer to Frederick Mont, New York; 1962, sold by Mont to the MFA for $7,000 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: February 14, 1962) 
    NOTES: 
    [1] In a letter to the MFA (October 26, 1962), Mont said that "the painting comes from Spain. We purchased it from an agent in Switzerland."

    In a series of posts, we gather together provenances that mention the art dealer Frederick Mont or Mondschein. First up, mentions of Mont/Mondschein the provenances of the Getty Provenance Index Public Collections Database.

    Dataset: Frederick Mont in Getty GPI Public Collections Provenance PUBLIC

    Format: CSV

    Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSQpCX1RzISrIHhH3dHuvEkUVP9prXbCPbSfOFhgL0L1wpwRIxYIEx7YUnuh8dpr2HRx3QPm792fzg1/pubhtml



    Getty GPI Public Collections Provenance: Frederick Mont/Mondschein by Institution


    InstitutionArtworks that have Frederick Mont or Mondschein in the Provenance
    Washington, DC, National Gallery of Art18
    Boston, MA, Museum of Fine Arts10
    Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art8
    Pasadena, CA, Norton Simon Museum6
    Oberlin, OH, Allen Memorial Art Museum6
    San Francisco, CA, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum5
    Los Angeles, CA, J. Paul Getty Museum5
    Saint Louis, MO, Saint Louis Art Museum4
    El Paso, TX, El Paso Museum of Art4
    Denver, CO, Denver Art Museum3
    Seattle, WA, Seattle Art Museum2
    Princeton, NJ, Art Museum, Princeton University2
    New York, NY, Samuel H. Kress Foundation2
    Kansas City, MO, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art2
    Tucson, AZ, University of Arizona Museum of Art1
    San Diego, CA, Timken Museum of Art1
    Raleigh, NC, North Carolina Museum of Art1
    New York, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art1
    New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Museum of Art1
    London, England, National Gallery1
    Coral Gables, FL, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami1
    Allentown, PA, Allentown Art Museum1
    Grand Total85



    Getty GPI Public Collections Provenance: Frederick Mont/Mondschein by Artist


    Artist NameArtworks with Frederick Mont or Mondschein in the Provenance
    RUBENS, PETER PAUL (Flemish)5
    JUAN DE FLANDES (Netherlandish)4
    CRANACH, LUCAS (THE ELDER) (German)3
    LORENZETTI, PIETRO (Italian)2
    JORDAENS, JACOB (I) (Flemish)2
    CHARDIN, JEAN BAPTISTE SIMÉON (French)2
    [FRENCH - 15TH C. - 1400-1425] (French)2
    ZURBARÁN, FRANCISCO DE (Spanish)1
    VOUET, SIMON (French)1
    VERONESE (PAOLO CALIARI) (Italian), and Assistants1
    VERONESE (PAOLO CALIARI) (Italian)1
    VELDE, ESAIAS VAN DE (I) (Dutch)1
    VELÁZQUEZ, DIEGO RODRÍGUEZ DE SILVA Y (Spanish), manner1
    VALDÉS LEAL, JUAN DE (Spanish)1
    TIZIANO VECELLIO (Italian), attributed1
    TINTORETTO, JACOPO (JACOPO ROBUSTI) (Italian)1
    SUSI, LODEWIK (Flemish)1
    STROZZI, BERNARDO (Italian)1
    STEEN, JAN (Dutch)1
    SNYDERS, FRANS (Flemish)1
    SIMONE DEL TINTORE (Italian)1
    SCHIAVONE (ANDREA MELDOLLA) (Italian)1
    SAVOLDO, GIOVANNI GIROLAMO (Italian)1
    SAENREDAM, PIETER JANSZ. (Dutch)1
    RUISDAEL, JACOB VAN (Dutch)1
    RUBENS, PETER PAUL (Flemish), after1
    RICCI, SEBASTIANO (Italian)1
    RIBERA, JUSEPE DE (LO SPAGNOLETTO) (Spanish), circle1
    PUCCINELLI, ANGELO (Italian)1
    POUSSIN, NICOLAS (French)1
    PIETRO DA CORTONA (Italian), attributed1
    PELLEGRINI, GIOVANNI ANTONIO (Italian)1
    PATINIR, JOACHIM (Netherlandish), follower1
    OS, JAN VAN (Dutch)1
    NICOLAS D'YPRES (LE PICARD) (French)1
    NICCOLÒ DI BUONACCORSO (Italian)1
    MURILLO, BARTOLOMÉ ESTEBAN (Spanish)1
    MORAZZONE (PIER FRANCESCO MAZZUCCHELLI) (Italian)1
    MOMPER, JOOS DE (II) (Flemish)1
    MASTER OF THE BRAUNSCHWEIG DIPTYCH (Netherlandish), circle1
    MARESCALCHI, PIETRO (LO SPADA) (Italian)1
    LUCAS VAN LEYDEN (Netherlandish), after1
    LIPPI, FILIPPINO (Italian)1
    LASTMAN, PIETER PIETERSZ. (Dutch)1
    JORDAENS, JACOB (I) (Flemish), attributed1
    HOOCH, PIETER DE (Dutch)1
    HEEMSKERCK, MAERTEN VAN (Netherlandish)1
    HAMEN Y LÉON, JUAN VAN DER (Spanish)1
    HALS, FRANS (I) (Dutch), imitator1
    GUARDI, FRANCESCO (Italian)1
    GRECO, EL (DOMENICO THEOTOCOPULI) (Greek and Spanish)1
    GIOVANNI DI PAOLO DI GRAZIA (Italian)1
    GIORDANO, LUCA (Italian)1
    GHERARDI, FILIPPO (SANCASCIANI) (Italian), and Coli, Giovanni; COLI, GIOVANNI (Italian), and Gherardi, Filippo (Sancasciani)1
    FRANCIA, FRANCESCO (FRANCESCO RAIBOLINI) (Italian)1
    ESSELENS, JACOB (Dutch)1
    DYCK, ANTHONIE VAN (Flemish)1
    DÜRER, ALBRECHT (German)1
    DRÖLLING, LOUISE ADÉONE (French)1
    DIEPENBEECK, ABRAHAM JANSZ. VAN (Flemish)1
    DADDI, BERNARDO (Italian)1
    CLAUDE LORRAIN (CLAUDE GELLÉE) (French)1
    BUGIARDINI, GIULIANO (Italian)1
    BRUGGHEN, HENDRICK TER (Dutch)1
    BRUEGHEL, JAN (THE ELDER) (Flemish)1
    BOSCOLI, ANDREA (Italian)1
    BASSANO, JACOPO (JACOPO DA PONTE) (Italian)1
    AMBERGER, CHRISTOPH (German)1
    [ITALIAN - NEAPOLITAN - 17TH C. - 1625-1650] (Italian)1
    [GERMAN - FRANCONIAN - 15TH C. - 1425-1475] (German)1
    [FRENCH - 16TH C. - 1500-1550] (French)1
    [AUSTRIAN - 15TH C. - 1475-1500] (Austrian)1
    Grand Total85



    For more information about art dealer Frederick Mont (Mondschein), see:

    Frederick Mont in artworks listed by the National Gallery of Art on the Nazi Era Provenance Internet Portal

    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?



    Art Dealers in Provenance: Frederick Mont at the Toledo Museum of Art and LACMA




    Provenance gaps in artworks: examples from DIA




    Jan 15, 2020

    Art Museums in Switzerland

    Switzerland has many excellent art museums

    How are Swiss art museums doing on provenance? Which museums do -- and which museums do not -- publish online provenance texts for their art collections? Have all issues regarding Nazi-era provenance been resolved as 2020 begins? What work remains to be done? Who is doing it? With what resources, goals and deadlines?

    In a new series of posts, OAD will look at the situation in Switzerland regarding the provenance of artworks.

    Oct 19, 2019

    Art Museums in France

    How open are French art museums concerning the acquisition history and provenance of the artworks in their collections? 
    Art museums in France

    On Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Paris, as part of the lecture series on the French Art Market Under the Occupation, an international panel of experts will speak on Art Restitutions in France as seen from Abroad. Reservations online.



    Speakers include Wesley Fisher, Agnes Peresztegi, Emmanuelle Polack, Anne Webber, and David Zivie with moderator Philippe Dagen