La Goulue by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 370.
(photo credit: Lostart.de)
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany believes it has found a
match between a print seized by the Nazis and a print recently found in a Munich
An image of the print — La Goulue by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
— was uploaded this week to a German government database of artwork that was
seized from Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi art dealer.
at the Claims Conference were quickly able to match the print to an
identical-looking piece in one of its databases of Nazi-looted art.
particular database, which predominantly lists art stolen by the Nazis in Paris,
features 20,000 pieces of artwork.
“The Claims Conference’s ability to
quickly locate what it believes to be a looted work in its records underscores
the need for the entire Gurlitt collection to be made public in order to aid
restitution of those items that were looted by the Nazis and help heirs recover
their long-lost family treasures,” Orly Joseph, a spokeswoman for the Claims
Conference, wrote in an email.