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The Resource Landscape with smokestacks : the case of the allegedly plundered Degas, Howard J. Trienens

Landscape with smokestacks : the case of the allegedly plundered Degas, Howard J. Trienens

Label
Landscape with smokestacks : the case of the allegedly plundered Degas
Title
Landscape with smokestacks
Title remainder
the case of the allegedly plundered Degas
Statement of responsibility
Howard J. Trienens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The dispute over one work of art, Landscape with Smokestacks by Edgar Degas, was featured in headlines and on television. As told by the media the story was straightforward: The landscape, owned by a Jewish banker in the Netherlands, was sent to Paris in 1939 for safekeeping. The Nazis occupied France and stole the landscape. The Jewish banker and his wife were killed in the Holocaust. Their heirs searched for the landscape but did not locate it until it was found in the possession of an art collector in Chicago half a century later. The heirs sued to recover the work."
  • "But the real story is far more complicated - and more compelling - than the one told by the media. Had the landscape been sent to Paris for safekeeping or to be sold? Was the work stolen by the Nazis or sold to an art dealer during the war?" "Documents produced during the litigation shed new light on the fate of the landscape. But because the suit was settled before trial, the story behind the headlines has not been publicly presented. Howard J. Trienens, a lawyer for the defendant collector, traces the landscape's travels from its prewar home in the Netherlands to the Art Institute of Chicago, where it is now on display."
  • "Whatever the merits of the respective claims, the story of Landscape with Smokestacks is an absorbing mystery. And while the mystery cannot be fully solved, Trienens demonstrates the complexity that can surround Holocaust-related restitution cases and takes the media to task for their superficial treatment of this emotionally charged case."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trienens, Howard J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goodman family
  • Searle, Daniel C
  • Degas, Edgar
  • Degas, Edgar
  • Degas, Edgar
  • Art thefts
  • Art treasures in war
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Restitution <Kulturpolitik>
  • Kunstraub
  • Judenvernichtung
  • France
Label
Landscape with smokestacks : the case of the allegedly plundered Degas, Howard J. Trienens
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-122)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Edgar Degas creates Landscape with smokestacks -- 2. Dan Searle buys the landscape -- 3. The Goodmans claim the landscape -- 4. The Goodmans sue Searle -- 5. What happened to the landscape? -- 6. The postwar search -- 7. Pretrial legal issues -- 8. The settlement -- 9. Postmortem
Control code
44586052
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 122 pages
Isbn
9780810118201
Lccn
00010366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)44586052
Label
Landscape with smokestacks : the case of the allegedly plundered Degas, Howard J. Trienens
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-122)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Edgar Degas creates Landscape with smokestacks -- 2. Dan Searle buys the landscape -- 3. The Goodmans claim the landscape -- 4. The Goodmans sue Searle -- 5. What happened to the landscape? -- 6. The postwar search -- 7. Pretrial legal issues -- 8. The settlement -- 9. Postmortem
Control code
44586052
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 122 pages
Isbn
9780810118201
Lccn
00010366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)44586052

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