Owner: Consorts Schloss — Paris, France
Collection: (Schloss) Adolphe Schloss-The Schloss collection was assembled with great care by Adolphe Schloss, a German Jew who settled in Paris in the late 19th century. In August 1939, the collection was transferred to a vault at the Chateau de Chambon (Corrèze) for safekeeping. On April 16, 1943, a combination of Nazi policemen and French officials from the CGQJ worked together to confiscate the Schloss collection and transfer it to Paris for processing. There, the collection was split into three parts--the largest going to the Linz Museum project. That part of the collection (262 paintings) was transferred to the Führerbau (Munich) on 24 November 1943 where it remained untouched until 29-30 April 1945 when local Munich citizens broke into the building housing the collection and hundreds of other works and stole everything. Nearly half of the Schloss paintings are still unrestituted.
Inventory No.: Schloss 3
Kiste Nr. München Fuhrerbau 5
Tableau No. 5
Artist: Ludolf Backhuyzen [Backhuijzen; Bakhuizen]
Medium: Paintings
Title: Seestück / Seestück mit Dreimaster und mehreren Fischerbooten [Paysage (Marine); Seascape]
Description: Leinwand
59 x 80 cm
In den Katalogen der Versteigerung Delessert und Delacour sind die Masse mit 78 x 87 cm angegeben.
Links unten auf einem Pfahl bezeichnet.
Klares, characteristisches Bild.

Signé en bas à gauche.
Literature: Smith, Nr.100; HdG VII, Nr.428 (nicht angegeben, dass in Besitz Schloss)
Provenance and Comments: Versteigerung: Delessert, (Pillet) Paris, 18.März 1859 [1869], Nr.2, frs.3500, an Delacour, Paris; (Delacour, Hôtel Drouot) 13.Dezember 1905 Nr.78, frs.3000, an M. Ducrey. This painting was spotted in an apartment in Munich in October or November 1947. It was part of a shipment from a “Dr. Sieger” who had sent the paintings from a railroad depot in Göttingen. A Dr. Irwin Sieger presumably resided at 98 Olgastrasse in Munich. He was known as “unscrupulous” in his business dealings as an art merchant. Sieger, when questioned, professed total ignorance of the paintings shipped from the railroad depot.
Archival Sources: BArch B323/1212, B323/56, Bundesarchiv, Koblenz, Germany; AMAE MH 117, Archives du Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, La Courneuve, France; RG 11.011M Reel 428 Fond 1524, USHMM, Washington, DC, USA; RG 260 M1946 Reel 135 NARA, www.fold3.com.
Measurements: 59 x 80 cm
Signed? Yes
Intake place: 38 avenue Henri Martin, Paris
Transfer place: Chateau de Chambon, Laguenne, Corrèze
Transfer date: 1939-08-20
Transfer place: Banque Dreyfus, Paris, France
Transfer date: 1943-08-11
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1943-11-03
Transfer place: Führerbau, Munich
Transfer date: 1943-11-24
Linz No.: 3108
Munich No.: 7589
Repatriated to France? Yes
Repatriation date: 1946-03-27
Restituted? Yes