Guided Tour Provenance stories

06. January 2023, 11:00

In 2017 Max Liebermann’s oil study Wäschetrocknen – Die Bleiche (Drying Laundry – Bleach), painted in 1890 in the Dutch town of Zandvoort and on permanent loan to the MKdW, came under suspicion of having been wrongfully confiscated from its Jewish former owner during the Nazi era. It used to belong to the Leipzig entrepreneur Moritz Ury who had emigrated to Switzerland in 1937 and died there in 1939. The current owner had acquired the work in 2006 without knowledge of its previous history.