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 145
Kiste Nr. B 114
Artist: 1802, An XIII. der Revolution Chinard, Joseph. geb. 1756 in Lyon, gest. 1813 ebenda
Medium: Sculpture
Title: Büste der Josephine de Beauharnais (Als Kaiserin) mit Diadem und Krone
Description: G.

h 70 cm
Bezeichnet Signatur: unten links auf Sockel: Chinard f.
Zugangstag, In Paris: übernommen von der Botschaft.
Literature: Vgl. dazu die Terrakottastudie 1 der Kaiserin 3 in Marmorplastik 2 in: Maurice Journeuz: Le collection de M. le comte de Penha Longa. Büstes, Medaillons et statuettes de Chinard. Les arts Nr. 95, Novembre 1909, Abb. S. 15 S. 3.
Provenance and Comments:
Archival Sources: RG 260 M1943 Reel 2 NARA; RV 103, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 70 cm
Signed? Yes
Intake place: German Embassy, Paris
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1941-05-02
Munich No.: 129