Provenance research

The art collection of the Akademie der Künste systematically researched the origin of 223 paintings and 170 sculptures created before 1945 from 2017 to 2021 as part of a project funded by the German Lost Art Foundation. Some interesting cases with different origin stories are presented as examples in this digital archive window. All paintings and sculptures are evidenced in our archive database. Further information

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Provenance categories

unquestionable (Confiscation due to National Socialist persecution can be ruled out.)
not unquestionable beyond a doubt (Confiscation due to National Socialist persecution cannot be proven but cannot be ruled out either.)
questionable (There are indications of a link to confiscation due to National Socialist persecution)