Letter to Elise Richter
Restitution status: Heirs being sought
Categories: Manuscripts / Further manuscripts
Vienna - 2 sheets, manuscript, personal signature, signature illegible, remark: Apology for not having attended the party for Elise Richter because of illness
Former owner according to museum / collection
Elise (1865-1943) and Helene Richter (1861-1942)
Benefaction/donation/presentation from a private collection
Provenance according to museum / collection
In 1941 the librarian Christine Rohr took the archive of the Richter sisters into safe-keeping according to 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 it was passed on to the holograph collection of the Viennese City Library ('Wiener Stadtbibliothek')
Viennese Commission for Restitution
Art restitution proceedings are pending.
The Art Restitution Advisory Board has established owners or their legal successors and has recommended to restore to them the art or cultural object.
City of Vienna, executive city councillor in charge (municipal authorities)
No decision has been reached so far.
The art or cultural object is kept in the museum/in the collection.
© Art restitution National Fund of the Republic Austria for Victims of National Socialism