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Williams v. National Gallery of Art, London

Williams v. National Gallery of Art, London, No. 16-cv-06978 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 21, 2017); aff’d, No. 17-cv-3253 (2d Cir. Sept. 10, 2018).

This case was brought by the heirs of German art collector Margret “Greta” Moll in an effort to recover a portrait of Moll painted by Henri Matisse, allegedly stolen in 1947. The case raised the issue of whether a post-World War II loss could be treated as a “wartime loss” for...

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