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Questions of Provenance: William and Gertrude Schuchardt

In the past, in posts related to provenance (or the history of an artwork, such as who has owned it and where it’s been), we’ve talked a little bit about credit lines.  Credit lines are the part of an object … Continue reading

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Questions of Provenance—Doubting Thomas by Adriaen van der Werff, Part 2

In the first part of this post, using the Milwaukee Art Museum’s painting Doubting Thomas, we explored the biography and style of Dutch artist Adriaen van der Werff (a self-portrait of him from the Rijksmuseum is to the left).  This week, we’re … Continue reading

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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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