Who Owns the Lubomirski Durers?

Number 18554
Subject Art
Source ARTnews
State NY
Year 2001
Publication Date October
Summary ARTworks follows through the centuries the path of Lubomirski Durers, a group of great drawings worth millions of dollars. The paintings were placed in a Polish museum in 1823 by Prince Henryk Lubomirski, later seized by the Soviets, exposed in a Ukrainian library, and finally looted by the Nazis. The art pieces were discovered by U.S. troops and secretly turned over to the grandson of Prince Lubomirski by order of the State department, the story reveals. Now both the Polish museum and the Ukrainian library demand the return, but American high-level diplomats and ten museums in the U.S.A. Canada and Europe have made a decision to reject the claims. "Experts say [this] is the most complicated of all war-loot restitution cases," the magazine reports.
Category
Pages 9
Keywords National Archives;Monuments;Fine Arts & Archives (MFA&A);Central Collecting Point (CCP) Munich;property;National Gallery of ART;Ossolinski National Institute in Lemberg (Lviv;Lvov);CAR
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