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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).

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Currently on appeal in federal court in New York, Williams v. National Gallery of Art, London 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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