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Del Sarto Madonna Exonerated

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The North Carolina Museum of art knows the value of provenance. The painting Madonna and Child by Andrea Del Sarto (1486-1531) was suspected of being stolen by the Nazis in World War II only three years after discovering their painting Madonna and Child in a Landscape by Lucas Cranach was stolen by the Nazis. After being approached by a claimant who wanted to seize the suspected stolen Del Sarto painting, the Museum conducted an investigation to verify the painting’s provenance. The painting was found to have been legitimately sold by its owner and purchased by the Museum. After questions about provenance, the Museum has hired an expert to examine its collection and fill in any gaps in the history of ownership of its works.
Preview (NoCar Oversize N 715 R2 A26), Vol. Issue , Spring 2008, p14