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 245
Bor 149 [B 149]
Artist: 18.Jhd, Franz. Reproduktion
Medium: Works on Paper
Title: Reproduktion einer französischen Rötelzeichnung des 18.Jahrhunders mit Darstellung einer festlichen Gesellschaft im Park.
Description: Am Fusse einer rasenbekrönten Terrassenmauer lagern zahlreiche Paare, zwei Musikanten spielen dazu auf.
39 x 49 cm
Gerahmt Fassung: Goldrahmen
Zugangstag, in Paris: übernommen von der Botschaft
Provenance and Comments: The item--BoR 245--was in a crate set aside for von Behr at the Louvre before it was transferred to the Jeu de Paume.
Archival Sources: RG 260 M1943 Reel 2 NARA; Bundesarchiv, B323/304; RV 103, RV 107, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 39 x 49 cm
Framed? Yes
Intake place: German Embassy, Paris
Transfer place: Louvre
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1941-05-02