Thursday, 27. November 2014
27. 03. 14. - 14:00
A further 180 paintings have been found in the Salzburg home of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi art dealer who made headlines in 2012 when a hoard of artwork was discovered by tax inspectors in his Munich flat.
The latest finds include a painting by Claude Monet of London's Tower Bridge that had been lost since 1903 and is estimated to be worth 10 million EUR.
This week's discovery brings the total number of paintings found in Gurlitt's Salzburg home to 238, when added to nearly 60 paintings that were found there in February. As well as the highly valuable Monet painting, the collection in Austria also includes pieces by Edouard Manet, Auguste Rodin and Pablo Picasso. The latest additions were discovered during a search among the household items in the Austrian home following the earlier findings.
Unlike some of the artworks discovered in Munich, it's thought that the Salzburg paintings were unlikely to have been looted by the Nazis as they were owned by another relative and not Gurlitt's father Hildebrande, who worked under Hitler's regime as an art dealer. It is unlikely they will therefore not need to be returned to previous owners.
This week Gurlitt has also told his court-appointed lawyer and representative Christoph Edel he wants to hand back all of the artworks that had been looted from their rightful owners. The first of these to be handed back is from the Munich collection and Edel has said the transfer of this is about to take place.
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