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Czartoryski-Borbon v. Turcotte

Czartoryski-Borbon v. Turcotte, No. 107958/97, N.Y.L.J. Apr. 28, 1999, at 27 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Apr. 15, 1999).

A painting by the Dutch artist Jan Mostaert, “Portrait of a Lady, Presumably Anne of Bretagne,” which was seized from the Czartoryski family of Polish aristocrats during World War II, resurfaced at a New York gallery in the late 1950s. Donald Turcotte, whose mother had purchased the work from the gallery, consigned the work to Sotheby’s in 1996. . . .

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