French Get Back Famous Painting Stolen During World War I

French Get Back Famous Painting Stolen During World War I

French painting, Fishermans Daughter-Mender of NetsA famous French painting stolen during World War I by the German Army was returned to the government of France by U.S. officials on Thursday. The 1876 Jules Breton work is translated as “A Fisherman’s Daughter/Mender of Nets.”

“One of the very few ways that we are able to redress the awful legacy of war is to return stolen art to its rightful owners so it can be shared and enjoyed,” said a U.S. Attorney for New York who worked on the case.

 

The German army confiscated that painting and others from a museum in the city of Douai in 1918. It showed up in New York last year.

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