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    List of Worcester Art Museum's European Paintings with Incomplete Provenance For the Nazi/World War II Era

    As a fundamental part of its mission, the Worcester Art Museum has always conducted research on works in its collection. Since 1997, and in keeping with the guidelines issued by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in June 1998, it has intensified its efforts to determine the provenance (chain of ownership) for the period 1933-1945 for paintings and sculpture in its collection. Inclusion on this list indicates that more information is required to complete our knowledge of the ownership of these works during the Nazi/World War II era. It does not indicate that the works are suspect.

    Although gaps in provenance (chain of ownership) are not uncommon in any period, the following list includes all European paintings (sculpture will be added at a later date) in the collection for which links in the chain of ownership for the years 1933-45 are still unclear or not yet fully documented. Each work includes its accession number which gives the year the work entered the Museum's collection. This site will be updated as new information is discovered.

    Anyone with information or questions concerning any of these works is urged to contact the Director of Collections and Exhibitions by telephone 508-799-4406, ext.3005 or by fax 508-798-5646.

    For more information on Worcester's European holdings, see:

    Dresser, Louisa, ed. European Paintings in the Collection of the Worcester Art Museum. 2 vols. Worcester Art Museum in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts Press, 1974. A catalogue of Worcester's European paintings through 1970.

    Worcester Art Museum: Selected Works. Worcester Art Museum, 1994. A handbook of the collection.

    List of Works

    Abraham Hondius - Rest on the Hunt- painting - Oil on canvas, H: 49.00 cm, W: 64.80 cm, 1980.138

    Abraham Storck - The Ferry - Oil on panel, H: 25.50 cm, W: 35.00 cm, 1987.172

    Adriaen van de Venne - Winter Landscape with Skaters near a Castle - Oil on panel, H: 16.50 cm, W: 23.20 cm, 1951.30

    Aert van der Neer - A Village Scene in Winter With a Frozen River - oil on panel, H: 46.40 cm, W: 70.20 cm, 1962.26

    Allan Ramsay - Miss Hale (?), H: 75.90 cm, W: 61.50 cm, 1973.90

    Andre Derain - Dancers - painting - oil on canvas, H: 38.40 cm, W: 47.30 cm, 1943.8

    Antoine Mirou - Return from the Hunt - oil on copper, H: 37.60 cm, W: 58.10 cm, 1999.65

    Antoine Vollon - Still Life: Flowers - oil on panel, H: 62.50 cm, W: 50.80 cm, 1966.118

    Arnaldo Tamburini, Jr. - Indian Woman - painting - oil on cardboard, H: 61.00 cm, W: 45.70 cm, 1972.3

    Attrib to Jacob van Walscapelle - Flowers in a Vase - Oil on panel, H: 40.00 cm, W: 29.50 cm, 1956.18

    Attributed to Willem Key - Portrait of a Young Girl - oil on oak panel, H: 79.30 cm, W: 64.20 cm, 1960.14

    Benjamin Cuyp - The Liberation of Saint Peter - oil on panel, H: 48.70 cm, W: 39.70 cm, 1956.82

    Christian Sell - Two Patriots, H: 11.60 cm, W: 16.20 cm, 1972.50

    Circle of Gillis Mostaert - Christ's Descent into Limbo - Oil on oak panel, H: 42.00 cm, W: 31.90 cm, 1951.2

    Cornelis van der Voort - Portrait of a Man - oil on panel, 46.8" x 33.6", 1956.16

    Cornelis van der Voort - Portrait of a Woman - painting - Oil on panel, 46.8" x 33.6", 1956.17

    Cornelis van Haarlem - The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis - oil on board, H: 23.60 cm, W: 30.10 cm, 1980.14

    Dirck Hals - Merry Company with Violinist - oil on panel, H: 17.50 cm, W: 16.40 cm, 1994.289.1

    Dirck Hals - Merry Company with Flutist - oil on panel, H: 17.50 cm, W: 16.40 cm, 1994.289.2

    Dirck van Bergen - A Pastoral Landscape with a Mother and Child Surrounded by Cattle - Oil on canvas, H: 42.20 cm, W: 55.70 cm, 1991.211

    Domenico Antonio Vaccaro - Virgin and Child with Saints - oil on canvas, H: 132.10 cm, W: 85.10 cm, 1977.129

    Edward Lear - Sunrise at Civitella di Subiaco - oil on canvas, H: 93.70 cm, W: 149.90 cm, 1961.33

    Egbert van der Poel - Barnyard Scene with Two Figures and a Cart - painting - oil on panel, H: 76.00 cm, W: 63.00 cm, 1980.20

    Erasmus Quellinus II | Daniel Seghers - A Garland of Flowers with the Education of the Virgin - Oil on canvas, H: 112.50 cm, W: 94.00 cm, 1966.37

    Eugene Delacroix - Study for the Muse Clio in the Salon de la Paix, Old Hôtel de Ville, Paris - Oil on canvas, 19.6 x 37.4 cm, 1998.181

    Eugene Isabey - Boat Dashing Against a Jetty - oil on canvas, H: 92.69 cm, W: 131.76 cm, 1968.16

    Ferdinand Bol - Scene from Ancient History (The Incorruptibility of Gaius Fabricius?) - Oil on canvas, H: 89.50 cm, W: 83.80 cm, 1961.39

    Ferdinand Roybet - Charles the Bold at Nesles, H: 46.00 cm, W: 37.10 cm, 1967.45

    Flemish - Portrait of a Woman - Oil on panel, H: 95.30 cm, W: 74.90 cm, 1995.11

    Follower of Caravaggio - Saint Jerome - oil on canvas, H: 73.20 cm, W: 97.50 cm, 1960.13

    Follower of Jacopo Tintoretto - Portrait of a Lady - oil on canvas, 24.2" x 47.2", 1948.22

    Francois Boucher - Venus Rescuing Paris from Menelaus - Oil on paper mounted on canvas, H: 46.20 cm, W: 57.00 cm, 1974.221

    Frederic Henri Kaemmerer - A Woman in Winter Dress, H: 24.10 cm, W: 14.60 cm, 1952.31

    Georges Braque - Olive Trees - oil on canvas, H: 38.00 cm, W: 46.30 cm, 1970.122

    Georges Michel - Landscape - landscape - oil on canvas, H: 51.10 cm, W: 68.60 cm, 1952.32

    Gerrit Heda - A Still Life on a Table - oil on panel, H: 78.40 cm, W: 63.80 cm, 1959.49

    Gerrit van Honthorst - A Smiling Young Man Squeezing Grapes - Oil on canvas, H: 83.30 cm, W: 66.70 cm, 1968.15

    Giovanni Battista Gaulli - The Vision of Saint Ignatius - oil on canvas, H: 71.70 cm, W: 35.90 cm, 1974.298

    Giulio Cesare Procaccini - Saint Catherine - Oil on linen fabric, H: 121.90 cm, W: 87.60 cm, 1971.113

    Guillaume Lethiere - Girl with Portfolio - portrait - oil on canvas, H: 64.00 cm, W: 56.50 cm, 1954.21

    Isaak Vromans - Thistle, Insects and Reptiles - oil on panel, H: 67.50 cm, W: 52.60 cm, 1983.27

    Italian - Cardinal Giovanni de'Medici - painting, H: 57.80 cm, W: 46.00 cm, 1952.35

    Italian - Head of an Angel - fresco, H: 37.50 cm, W: 33.60 cm, 1981.341

    Italian - Portrait of an Old Man - oil on linen fabric, H: 55.20 cm, W: 46.20 cm, 1971.127

    Italian - St. Jerome - painting - oil on copper, H: 18.30 cm, W: 13.80 cm, 1942.78

    Italian - The Feast in the House of Simon the Pharisee - painting - oil on canvas, H: 126.00 cm, W: 220.50 cm, 1955.55

    Italian - The Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine and Ursula - oil on panel, H: 77.50 cm, W: 104.10 cm, 1953.46

    Jacob Duck - Card Players and Merrymakers - oil on panel, H: 48.00 cm, W: 73.70 cm, 1974.337

    Jacob Jordaens - Bacchus and Venus - painting - Oil on canvas, H: 81.00 cm, W: 115.20 cm, 1974.249

    Jacob Jordaens - Head of Girl - painting - Oil on oak panel, H: 38.40 cm, W: 29.30 cm, 1963.96

    James Tissot - Gentleman in Railway Carriage, H: 63.30 cm, W: 43.00 cm, 1965.16

    Jan Brueghel the Elder - Port Scene in Venice - oil on copper, H: 19.50 cm, W: 23.50 cm, 1986.103

    Jan Cossiers - Portrait of a Man - Oil on panel, H: 62.20 cm, W: 48.30 cm, 1983.37

    Jan Steen - The Rhetoricians - oil on panel, H: 72.00 cm, W: 60.00 cm, 1954.22

    Jean-Antoine Baptiste Pater - The Dance - oil on canvas, H: 96.90 cm, W: 130.20 cm, 1942.53

    Jean-Baptiste Greuze - Le Geste Napolitan - painting - oil on canvas, H: 73.00 cm, W: 94.30 cm, 1964.113

    Jean-Baptiste Oudry - Still Life: A Dead Hare, A Dead Red-Legged Partridge and Two Dead Snipe, H: 82.20 cm, W: 66.00 cm, 1960.8

    Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - Charrette de Foin Longeant une Riviere - oil on canvas, H: 40.60 cm, W: 61.30 cm, 1998.212

    Johannas Urselinck - Landscape with House, a Road and a Horse Cart - painting - oil on panel, H: 29.80 cm, W: 46.70 cm, 1942.74

    Johannes Lingelbach - A Street Scene with a Capriccio of Roman Buildings - painting - Oil on canvas, H: 81.90 cm, W: 72.50 cm, 1976.155

    Joos de Momper - Judgement of Paris - Oil on panel, H: 50.20 cm, W: 83.70 cm, 1977.134

    Joris van Son - Still Life - painting - Oil on canvas, H: 55.60 cm, W: 45.90 cm, 1983.39

    Julien Dupre - The Haymakers - oil on canvas, H: 79.00 cm, W: 64.10 cm, 1991.109

    Luca Giordano - Descent for the Cross - oil on canvas, H: 127.40 cm, W: 63.90 cm, 1969.1

    Luca Giordano - Galatea, with Acis as River God - painting - oil on canvas, H: 74.60 cm, W: 96.90 cm, 1961.32

    Maarten de Vos - Virgin with the Christ Child Welcoming the Cross - Oil on panel, H: 127.60 cm, W: 104.80 cm, 1994.251

    Marie Marc Antoine Bilcoq - The Laundresses - oil on panel, H: 20.20 cm, W: 29.80 cm, 1937.94

    Marten van Cleve - Demolition of the Citadel of Antwerp - Oil on panel, H: 64.40 cm, W: 119.60 cm, 1938.79

    Michael Sweerts - A Young Couple and a Boy in a Garden - painting - Oil on canvas, H: 37.70 cm, W: 48.80 cm, 1961.40

    Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Pena - La Descente des Bohemiens - landscape - oil on canvas, H: 61.00 cm, W: 44.80 cm, 1961.45

    Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Pena - Wooded Landscape - landscape - oil on panel, H: 11.80 cm, W: 9.90 cm, 1972.49

    Nicolas Francois Octave Tassaert - Christ in the Garden - painting - oil on canvas, H: 46.00 cm, W: 33.00 cm, 1977.142

    Nicolas Guy Antoine Brenet - Sleeping Endymion - oil on canvas, H: 80.60 cm, W: 98.80 cm, 1973.12

    Nicolas-Antoine Taunay - Landscape with Travelers - oil on panel, H: 17.00 cm, W: 13.20 cm, 1999.66

    painting - Augustin Theodule Ribot - Still Life, H: 30.50 cm, W: 45.10 cm, 1937.92

    painting - Circle of Frans Francken II - Christ on the Cross, H: 27.00 cm, W: 19.00 cm, 1956.19

    painting - Gilbert Rigaud - The Peasant (Le Payean-Aix-en-Provence), H: 71.10 cm, W: 64.80 cm, 1939.24

    painting - Gustave Wappers - Episode from the Life of Mary, Duchess of Burgandy: The execution of her Ministers, Hugonet and Humbercourt, H: 96.40 cm, W: 81.50 cm, 1965.391

    painting - Italian School - Portrait of a Lady, H: 108.70 cm, W: 91.10 cm, 1953.45

    painting - Jean-Baptiste Joseph Wicar - Electra Receiving the Ashes of her Brother, Orestes - oil on canvas, H: 111.10 cm, W: 136.80 cm, 1991.47

    painting - Otto E. Pippel - View of the Dachstein and the Gosausee (Austria), H: 100.70 cm, W: 110.80 cm, 1948.15

    painting - Style of John Constable - A Landscape, H: 25.50 cm, W: 33.30 cm, 1952.28

    painting - Venetian School - Grotesque Scene with Animals Playing Games, H: 66.60 cm, W: 91.60 cm, 1947.4

    painting - Venetian School - Grotesque Scene with Animals, including a Monkey Beating a Drum, H: 66.60 cm, W: 91.60 cm, 1939.22

    Paul Bril - Landscape with Waterfall - Oil on canvas, H: 45.00 cm, W: 62.30 cm, 1987.171

    Paul Signac - Golfe Juan - oil on canvas, H: 65.40 cm, W: 81.30 cm, 1964.27

    Peter Paul Rubens - Lion Hunt - oil on panel, H: 49.30 cm, W: 64.70 cm, 1939.89

    Pier Leone Ghezzi - Benedetto Falconcini, Bishop of Arezzo - oil on canvas, H: 129.50 cm, W: 99.00 cm, 1978.98

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Coco Eating His Soup (Coco Mangeant sa Soupe) - painting - oil on canvas, H: 45.70 cm, W: 38.10 cm, 1991.238

    Pieter Brueghel the Younger - The Marriage Procession - oil on panel, H: 68.10 cm, W: 122.70 cm, 1991.176

    Pieter Janszoon Saenredam - Interior of the Choir of Saint Bavo's Church at Haarlem - Oil on panel, H: 70.40 cm, W: 54.80 cm, 1951.29

    Pieter Neeffs I | Frans Francken II - Church Interior - Oil on panel, H: 42.50 cm, W: 55.80 cm, 1991.45

    Pieter van der Hulst - Italian Landscape with Ruins - oil on panel, H: 56.00 cm, W: 84.30 cm, 1983.38

    Pompeo Girolamo Batoni - John Corbet of Sundorne Castle, Shrewsbury - Oil on canvas, H: 101.60 cm, W: 76.00 cm, 1974.321

    Possibly Duffill - Portrait of a Girl - painting - oil on canvas, H: 127.00 cm, W: 102.20 cm, 1970.127

    School of Provence - The Christ of Saint Gregory - painting on panel, H: 77.40 cm, W: 97.50 cm, 1938.80

    Sebastiano Ricci - Feast of Silenus, H: 96.50 cm, W: 114.30 cm, 1970.65

    Sienese School | Italian - Virgin and Child Triptych panel - tempera on panel, , 1951.98.2

    South German Master - Adoration of the Christ Child - oil on panel, H: 20.50 cm, W: 15.70 cm, 1949.9

    South German Master - Presentation in the Temple - painting - oil on panel, H: 20.50 cm, W: 15.90 cm, 1949.10

    Style of Bassano - The Departure of the Israelites out of Egypt - painting - oil on canvas, H: 99.00 cm, W: 156.30 cm, 1956.131

    Willem de Heusch - Italian Landscape with Peasants - Oil on copper, H: 35.00 cm, W: 45.00 cm, 1986.89

    Willem van de Velde the younger - Storm at Sea - Oil on panel, H: 62.50 cm, W: 47.30 cm, 1951.3

    William Gowe Ferguson - Still Life with Birds - oil on canvas, H: 68.20 cm, W: 54.50 cm, 1976.50

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