Owner: Maurice de Rothschild — Chateau d'Armainvilliers, 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 72
Kiste Nr. B 52
Artist: William Hogarth, geb. 1697 in London, gest. 1764 in Chiswick
Medium: Paintings
Title: Bildnis des Gustavus, Viscount Boyne in schokoladenbraunem Rock und blauer West, in der linken Hand einen Spazierstock und einen Dreispitz haltend, stützt sich mit der rechten auf ein Postament.
Description: Öl a. Lwd.
50,5 x 36,5 cm
Zugangstag, In Paris: übernommen von der Botschaft.
Literature: Aus der Sammlung Maurice Rothschild, Armainvilliers. Vgl. dazu: The Art News, Nov. 16, 1935, S. 4
Provenance and Comments: This item was packed in a crate at the German Embassy, then transferred to the Louvre from where it was taken to the Jeu de Paume.
Archival Sources: RG 260 M1943 Reel 2 NARA; RA 15, RV 103, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 50,5 x 36,5 cm
Transfer place: German Embassy, Paris
Transfer place: Louvre
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1941-05-02
Repatriated to France? Yes
Restituted? Yes
Restitution date: 1946-02-04