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 100
Kiste Nr. B 51
Artist: Lavreince [(?)], Nicolas. geb. 1737 in Stockholm, gest. 1807 ebenda
Medium: Paintings
Title: Gesellschaft im Park.
Description: Drei Herren und vier Damen stehen, sitzen oder lagern in einer Parklichtung. Links das Marmordenkmal eines Amors, der den Finger auf den Mund legt.
Gegenstück zu BoR 99.
Lichte Größe: 23 x 32 cm
Gerahmt Fassung: Rahmen wie BoR 99
Zugangstag: In Paris: übernommen von der Botschaft.
Literature: Vgl. dazu Collection G. Mühlbacher, Paris 1899. Versteigerung Georges Petit, S. 102 Abb.
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; Bundesarchiv, B323/293, B323/294; RV 103, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 23 x 32 cm
Framed? Yes
Transfer place: German Embassy, Paris
Transfer place: Louvre
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1940-12-19
Transfer place: Kogl 391
Munich No.: 21858/3
Repatriated to France? Yes
Repatriation date: 1946-10-30
Restituted? Yes