A significant Belgian artwork establishment has returned a portray that had been in its assortment for many years to the heirs of a Jewish couple who had the portray stolen by the Nazis.
On Thursday, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts handed over “Flowers” by German expressionist artist Lovis Corinth to a lawyer representing the household, Belgian information company Belga reported.
The portray, which depicts a vase full of flowers, belonged to Gustav and Emma Mayer earlier than they fled their house in Nazi Germany to Belgium.
The portray was seized by the Nazis and, after the liberation of Belgium from German occupiers in 1945, ultimately discovered its means into the museum.
Years of analysis into the portray’s provenance ultimately led to it being handed over to the museum in Brussels, Belga information company reported.