Appeal Filed in Case of Contested Cranach Paintings

  • August 14, 2018 18:17

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"Adam" and "Eve" painted by German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder around 1530.

The long-running legal dispute between a California museum and the heir of a Jewish Dutch art dealer continues over ownership of two 16th century masterpieces.

The life-size paintings of Adam and Eve by German Renaissance master Lucas Cranach the Elder belong to her family, argues Marei von Saher. While the Norton Simon museum maintains that it has legal title of the pair, even though the artwork was once seized by the Nazis in a forced sale of belongings owned by von Saher's relative.

According to the Pasadena Star-News, von Saher petitioned a federal appellate court on Monday to reconsider its July decision ruling that the Pasadena museum is the rightful owner of the pieces.

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