Category Archives: Curatorial

Questions of Provenance—The Marriage Trap by Jan Victors, Part 4

With The Marriage Trap as an example, we have seen that it is an immense task to do provenance research for all paintings that were probably in Europe from 1933 through 1945! Museums, however, have accepted this ongoing project as an … Continue reading

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Questions of Provenance—The Marriage Trap by Jan Victors, Part 3

In the last two posts we’ve looked at the earliest known and most recent provenance of our painting The Marriage Trap. We also know that in 1947 the painting was processed at the Munich Central Collecting Point, or MCCP. This … Continue reading

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Questions of Provenance—The Marriage Trap by Jan Victors, Part 2

This post is part of a series that that will highlight some of the interesting provenance cases in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Collection.  Last time we looked at The Marriage Trap’s provenance and attribution just before and since its acquisition … Continue reading

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Questions of Provenance—The Marriage Trap by Jan Victors, Part 1

Jan Victors (Dutch, 1619–after 1676) was probably a student of the famous Dutch Golden Age artist Rembrandt (Dutch, 1606–1669). Just like his contemporaries, Victors created works with various popular subjects, including religious scenes, portraits, and genre paintings. The Milwaukee Art … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Pablo Picasso’s The Cock of the Liberation

Many of the artists featured in the special exhibition Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels, Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery are also represented in the collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum. This is the fifth in a series of … Continue reading

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