Priscacara, Green River Shales

Restitution status: Heirs being sought

Categories: Further categories / Fossils

Object Data

 

Artist

Museum

Inventory Number

Geologische Abteilung Nr. 1938/87

Description

Rocky Mountains, Wyoming, USA

Material

Stone

Motif

Animals

Period

Romanticism

Provenance Data

 

Former owner according to museum / collection

Martha (born November 1, 1887) and Eugen Schlesinger (born September 6, 1874)

Provenance

Purchase from a private collection

Provenance according to museum / collection

So called acquisition in 1938

Committee

Art Restitution Advisory Board

Pendency

The Art Restitution Advisory Board has decided on the restitution of the art.

Recommendation

The Art Restitution Advisory Board has recommended that the art or cultural object is to be restored to the owners or their legal successors.

Committee in charge

Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport

Decision

No decision has been reached so far.

Implementation

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

Annotations

In its meeting of 28 June 2006 the Advisory Board unanimously reached the following decision: The Advisory Board recommends to the Federal Minister for Education, Science and Culture that the two fossil fish from the Natural History Museum in Vienna be handed over to the legal successors of Martha Schlesinger. The aforementioned objects are listed in the enclosed personal dossier and designated with 'Martha Schlesinger'.

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