Letter to Elise and Helene Richter

Restitution status: Heirs being sought

Categories: Manuscripts / Typescripts

Object Data

 

Artist

Museum

Inventory Number

H.I.N. 232673

Description

Berlin - 1 sheet, typescript, personal signature, remark: Thanks for gift of book

Provenance Data

 

Former owner according to museum / collection

Elise (1865-1943) and Helene Richter (1861-1942)

Provenance

Benefaction/donation/presentation from a private collection

Provenance according to museum / collection

In 1941 the librarian Christine Rohr took the archive of the Richter sister into safe-keeping in accordance with their wishes. When it became clear that they had not survived the Holocaust, Ms. Rohr gave the holdings to the City of Vienna in 1947, from where they were passed on to the manuscript collection of the Viennese City Library ('Wiener Stadtbibliothek')

Committee

Viennese Commission for Restitution

Pendency

Art restitution proceedings are pending.

Recommendation

The Art Restitution Advisory Board has established owners or their legal successors and has recommended to restore to them the art or cultural object.

Committee in charge

City of Vienna, executive city councillor in charge (municipal authorities)

Decision

No decision has been reached so far.

Implementation

The art or cultural object is kept in the museum/in the collection.

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