Whale skeleton exhibited in Vienna
Restitution status: Seized during National Socialism
Categories: Prints / Engravings / Further kinds of engravings
Purchase/donation by Julius Fargel
Provenance according to museum / collection
Donation of Julius Fargel
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.
Sixth report on restitution, Vienna, 15 November 2005 (p. 241): 'In its meeting on 19 October 2004, the Viennese Commission on Restitution has unanimously reached the opinion that all the acquisitions from Julius Fargel have been art objects which can be restituted. With regards to his biography, in reply to the argument that he donated objects already in 1939, that is to say, before the Vugesta was founded (1941), it was pointed out that he likely took part in 'wild aryanisations'.'
© Art restitution National Fund of the Republic Austria for Victims of National Socialism