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Mucha v. King

 Mucha v. King, No. 83-C-4589 (N.D. Ill. 1985), aff’d, 792 F.2d 602 (7th Cir. 1986).

In 1979, the Newcomb-Macklin Gallery in Chicago gave away a painting consigned by the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha almost sixty years earlier, in 1920. In the early 1980s, the artist’s son, Jiri Mucha, sought the work’s return from its eventual purchaser, Charles King. The court . . . .

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