Owner: Maurice de Rothschild — Paris, France
Collection: (BoR) Botschaft Rothschild--The largest collections stolen in France mostly by specialized elements of the German occupation forces belonged to the Rothschild family. The German Embassy in Paris guided by Ambassador Otto Abetz, oversaw the plunder of property belonging to various members of the Rothschild family, including Maurice, Alexandrine, James-Armand and Edmond. These early removals of Rothschild property occurred in the summer and fall of 1940 and were greatly aided by the Devisenschutzkommando (DSK), a securities and financial fraud police organization that had jurisdiction over bank vaults and safe deposit boxes where thousands of art objects were stored for safekeeping.
Inventory No.: BoR 244
Bor 147
Artist: 1760, Leprince
Medium: Works on Paper
Title: Ländliche Szene in einer Hütte
Description: Reproduktion der getuschten Federzeichnung BoR 79 "ländliche Szene in einer Hütte".
Aus dem Besitz Maurice Rothschild
14 x 22,5 cm
Gerahmt Fassung: Goldrahmen
Bezeichnet Signatur: Le Prince
Provenance and Comments: This item went from the German Embassy to the Jeu de Paume in mid-December 1940.
Archival Sources: RG 260 M1943 Reel 2 NARA; Bundesarchiv, B323/293; RV 103, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 14 x 22,5 cm
Framed? Yes
Signed? Yes
Intake place: German Embassy, Paris
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1940-12-19