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1914 painting is returned to heirs

September 25, 2007|From Bloomberg News

The German city of Hanover returned a painting by Lovis Corinth to the heirs of a Jewish collector who sold it in 1933 to fund his escape from the Nazis, the mayor's office said.

The painting, "Romische Campagna" ("Roman Landscape"), dating from 1914, was handed Monday to Curt Glaser's heirs, represented by his niece, who lives in the U.S., and her daughter, according to Hanover's website.

The painting is valued by insurers at $620,000, the Hanover statement said. The city acquired it in 1949 without knowing its history and has since displayed it in the state of Lower Saxony's regional museum.

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