15 - 16 November 2016
Laurens Craen (The Hague 1620-1663/70 Middelburg)
Peaches, plums, figs, apricots, dates and grapes hanging from a blue ribbon tied to a hook
signed and dated 'L. Craen, f. / 1653' (lower left)
oil on panel
40.5 x 28.7 cm.
Dr. Max Wassermann, Paris;
Confiscated by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg during the Nazi occupation in Paris and transferred to the Jeu de Paume, 15 March 1941 (ERR inventory no. M.W.67);
Recovered by the Monuments Fine Arts and Archives Section from Alt Aussee, Austria (no.225/20) and transferred to the Munich Central Collecting Point, 20 June 1945 (MCCP no. 231/20);
Returned to France and restituted to the heirs of Dr. Max Wasserman, 22 October 1946;
Dr. Max Wassermann, his sale; Galliéra, Paris, 26 November 1967, lot 8.
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