Nazi-looted painting to be auctioned

PORTRAIT OF A MAN

Bartholomeus van der Helst, “Portrait of a Man” (1647).

A 17th-century Dutch old master painting stolen by the Nazis is to be auctioned in Vienna next week, provoking outrage from the heirs of the owners from whom it was looted who have accused the auction house of moral bankruptcy.

“Portrait of a Man” was one of hundreds of works looted in 1943 from the Schloss family, whose huge collection of Flemish and Dutch old masters was amassed by Adolphe Schloss, a Jewish-German industrialist who lived in France.

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