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Outlawed but Traded

Sprengel Museum, Hannover

17 Jul - 17 Nov 2019

Doubts About the Doebekke Collection: From Corinth to Kirchner 

Since the formulation of the Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art in 1998, the field of provenance research with regard to museum collections has developed markedly. This exhibition offers insight into the off-stage detective work into the journeys of paintings in the museum’s collection, focusing in particular on the Berlin estate agent and collector Conrad Doebekke (1889–1954), from whom more than 100 works were acquired by the city of Hanover in 1949. Find out more from the Sprengel Museum’s website. 

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Music Room II (1915/20), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

Music Room II (1915/20), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Photo: Herling/Herling/Werner, Sprengel Museum Hannover; © Gemeinfrei

Village square in Elgersburg, Thuringia (1905/06), Edvard Munch.

Village square in Elgersburg, Thuringia (1905/06), Edvard Munch. Photo: Herling/Herling/Werner, Sprengel Museum Hannover; © Gemeinfrei

Tennis Player by the Sea (1901), Max Liebermann.

Tennis Player by the Sea (1901), Max Liebermann. Photo: © Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover

Still Life with Watermelon (1912), Umberto Boccioni.

Still Life with Watermelon (1912), Umberto Boccioni. Photo: Herling/Herling/Werner, Sprengel Museum Hannover; © Gemeinfrei

In Their Prime (c. 1923), George Grosz.

In Their Prime (c. 1923), George Grosz. Photo: Herling/Herling/Werner, Sprengel Museum Hannover; © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019

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