Recovered Nazi-looted painting given to LA museumNovember 26, 2013 @ 7:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Baroque-era painting looted by the Nazis in 1944 was returned last week to its owner, who promptly announced plans to donate it to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, her former employer.
The Los Angeles Times reports ( http://lat.ms/18Emo7F) the life-size figure of St. Catherine of Alexandria, painted in Italy around 1615 by Bernardo Strozzi, was installed Monday in LACMA's galleries for European art. The painting, valued at up to $3 million, is a promised gift to the museum by Philippa Calnan, the original owner's sole direct descendant. Calnan is a retired public affairs director at LACMA.
The work, known for its iridescent color and theatrical side-lighting, turned up on the art market five years ago. On Friday an Italian court ordered it returned to Calnan.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com
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