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 157
In. Nr. alte Slg. II, 2, 3
Kiste Nr. B 144
Artist: 2. H. 17. Jh., Flämisch [Kopie] F. Francken III, geb. 1611 in Brigge
Medium: Paintings
Title: Bilderkabinett mit zahlreichen Bildern an den Wänden und verschiedenen Besuchern.
Description: Links vorn sitzt ein Mädchen und malt.
Öl auf Lwd.
84 x 115,5 cm gerahmt
Zugangstag, In Paris: übernommen von der Botschaft.
Literature: Aus Besitz Maurice Rothschild.
Provenance and Comments: The photograph linked to this painting by Francken--BoR 157--from the National Archives in College Park, MD, is incorrect. This item was restituted to the 'Succession Georges Mandel' consisting of Ms. Claude Mandel, who, as a minor, was represented by her guardian, Beatrice Bretty-Dangel. According to the Mandel inventory, this painting was attributed to Teniers.
Archival Sources: RG 260 M1943 Reel 2 NARA; Bundesarchiv, B323/294; RA 38, RV 103, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 84 x 115,5 cm
Framed? Yes
Intake place: German Embassy, Paris
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1941-05-02
Restituted? Yes
Restitution date: 1946-05-28