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Restitution Claim

As of 11 December 2001, a restitution claim was made regarding two oil paintings from the Museum’s collection –portraits believed to be of Mr. and Mrs. Ascher by the Viennese painter Karel Vogl. These works were confiscated during the Nazi occupation from the collection of Dr. Emanuel Herrmann, who was deported from Prague to Terezína on transport Di on 13 July 1943.

Karl Vogl: Portrait of an Old Woman with Prayer Book , 1845, oil on canvas, 65.5 x 52 cm, signed in the right-hand corner: C. Vogl 845

Karl Vogl: Portrait of a Young Man, 1845, oil on canvas, 65.5 x 52 cm, signed in the right-hand corner: C. Vogl 845
Pursuant to the terms for the assertion of restitution claims with respect to objects in the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague which were unlawfully taken during the period of Nazi suppression (further details on the Museum’s website), there is a time limit of one year from the above date (when the application was filed) for the filing of subsequent claims regarding the works in question

 

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