In new York, went under the hammer paintings from the collection of Goering
In new York, January 30 at auction SothebyБ??s were implemented 2 pictures, formerly in the collection of art Herman Goering, and 2, seized by the Nazis from collectors in the war.
About the results of the auction is told on web-site of the auction house. Total proceeds for 4 patterns, amounted to about $ 1.5 million.
One lot was implemented canvases by the French artist Rococo Jean-Baptiste Pater (1695-1736) Collection of roses" ("La cueillette des roses"and "Musician" ("Le musicien"). They were provisionally estimated at 300-500 thousand dollars and went for 581 thousand.
Two works were confiscated from the family of Baron James Mayer Rothschild in Paris in 1940. They selected for their own individual collections head of the Imperial Ministry of aviation in Nazi Germany Hermann Goering. After the war they returned by the Rothschild family, where they remained until the end of the XX century.
Another one work from the collection of the Rothschild family - "Triumph Brand Fury Camille" Italian painter of Apollonia di Giovanni (about 1415-1465) - was confiscated from Baron Edmond de Rothschild, the son of James Mayer Rothschild, the rule of the Nazis, and then returned to his successors. It was realized at auction for 701 thousand dollars, which exceeded the estimated cost in 3 and a half times.
Picture of Venetian painter Francesco Guardi (1712-1793) "View of the Piazzetta in Venice" left over 245 thousand dollars when estimeyte 200 thousand. The painting was owned by the French designer Jacques Doucet, who died in 1929. Later it became the property of the banker Andre-Louis Hirsch and was seized from his family in 1941.
On all 4 canvases remained mark, which left the Nazis at all confiscated art at entry to the directory. Work Patera marked ciphers "R70 and R73"that shows they belong to the collection of James Mayer Rothschild. Canvas di Giovanni marked as "BoR 58"and at work Guardi is the sign that says " Hirsch 8".
All 4 sold at auction works were returned after the war to their owners through the work of a group of art historians, curators and Museum employees who were called on voennuyu service. In the end of the 2nd world several professionals in the field of fine arts merged to find stolen by the Nazis creations and return them to collectors and museums. In early February 2014 is about a group of such people will enter the artistic film "Hunters for treasures", produced by George Clooney. The main role in it played itself Clooney, and even Matt Damon and bill Murray.