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 91
Kiste Nr. München Fuhrerbau 7
Tableau No. 109
Artist: Bartholomeus van der Helst
Medium: Paintings
Title: Männliches Bildnis [Portrait d'homme; Portrait of a man]
Description: Holz
63 x 47 cm (oval, 66 x 49,5 cm)
Klares Bild des Meisters.
Voll bezeichnet (nicht gefunden).

Signé en toutes lettres.
Literature: J.J.de Gelder, Bartholomeus van der Helst, Rotterdam, 1921, S.185, Nr.230.
Provenance and Comments: Ch.Sedelmeyer. Cat.of 100 pictures 1901, Nr.17. The painting last appeared for sale at auction at Im Kinsky in Vienna at 117. Kunstauktion – Alte Meister on 26 April 2017, as lot no.476, with an estimate €15,000-30,000. According to Im Kinsky, the painting was offered at 111th Im Kinsky auction on 12-13 April 2016, where it was withdrawn in accordance with the Washington Principles (1998). An amicable agreement was reached between the Schloss heirs and the then-owner (possessor). Previously, the painting was offered on the Munich art market circa 2000 where it was bought by an Austrian art dealer in 2003 and then offered for sale in Austria. Since 2004, it was part of an Austrian private collection from where it was consigned to the 2017 auction.
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.
Measurements: 63 x 47 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: Fuhrerbau, Munich
Transfer date: 1943-11-24
Transfer place: Vienna private collection
Transfer date: 2003-00-00
Restituted? Yes
Restitution date: 2016-04-00