Gallery director says $30m Matisse portrait ‘not Nazi-looted art’

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Martin Bailey:

The National Gallery in London is vigorously contesting a legal claim in a New York court over ownership of Matisse’s Portrait of Greta Moll (1908). The heirs of the sitter argue that the painting was misappropriated in the aftermath of the Nazi period. Gabriele Finaldi, the gallery’s director, tells The Art Newspaper that it is “not a Nazi-looted art case”, since the Matisse remained in Moll’s possession until 1947… Read more

Image: Henri Matisse, Portrait of Greta Moll (1908). © The National Gallery, London