by Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734)

sebastiano ricci

Charles-Antoine Coypel (1694-1752)

Charles Antoine Coypel1

Jacques Reattu (1760-1833)

jacques reattu

Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)

jacques louis david

Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572)

agnolo bronzino

Théodore Géricault (1791-1824)

theodore gericault

Manuel Benedito Vives (1875-1963)

Manuel Benedito Vives

William Bourgereau (1825-1905)

william bourgereau

Karl Pavlovich Bryullov (1799-1852)

Karl Pavlovich Bryullov

Osmar Schindler (1867-1927)

osmar schindler





A painting by impressionist master CAMILLE PISSARRO that was seized from its French Jewish owner during World War II is at the center of a court battle beginning Tuesday in Paris after surfacing at an exhibition.

“La Cueillette des Pois” (Picking Peas), a gouache from 1887, emerged earlier this year on display at the French capital’s Marmottan Museum, more than 70 years after being snatched from art collector Simon Bauer in Nazi-occupied France.

A court will on Tuesday begin examining who are the rightful owners — Bauer’s descendants or an American couple who say they had no idea as to its wartime fate when they bought it at auction in 1995.

Bauer, a self-made businessman, was among the thousands of French Jews who were rounded up for deportation in 1944. He narrowly escaped being sent to the Nazi death camps due to a train drivers’ strike.

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