Restitution status: Dubiousness is still to be clarified
Categories: Paintings / Oil Paintings
Oil on canvas. Painting. Three scenes from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Designs for Empress Elizabeth's bedroom in the Hermesvilla. The frame 27.36 x 24.8 in. and 27.36 x 15.75 in. Neither signed nor dated
2nd half of the 19th Century
Purchase from the Dorotheum 1938-45
Provenance according to museum / collection
Dorotheum 1938 - 1945
Viennese Commission for Restitution
Art restitution proceedings are pending.
No recommendation has been issued yet.
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. 273): 'Concerning the acquisitions of the municipal collections from the Dorotheum, from the art trade and from antiques dealers as well as donations from public institutions, the Viennese Commission on Restitution in its meeting on 27 October 2004 has come to the conclusion that if the sole indication of a possible expropriation is a date of the acquisition between 13 March 1938 and 8 May 1945 this is not alone sufficient to assume the item's possibility of restitution. However, these acquisitions and donations cannot be considered as safe (as they possibly involved items expropriated from anonymous victims).'
© Art restitution National Fund of the Republic Austria for Victims of National Socialism