On 16 July 2019, the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam ("the Court") rendered an interlocutory judgment in the proceedings regarding the "Crimean artefacts"
The other side of the painting
For the legal expert and researcher, the other side of a painting or other art object is at least as important as the front. The other side often contains all kinds of data that provide information about the provenance of an art object. The other side also offers an interesting source of information on the basis of which the authenticity of an object can be determined.
"The other side of the painting' is the name of the blog on Art and Law. In this blog, Roelof van Holthe explains the legal aspects in art, divided into six sections.
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The painting 'The Standard Bearer' is for sale. Rembrandt painted this work in 1636. James de Rothschild bought the painting at Christie's in 1840. It has had France as its permanent home since. The painting had already left the Netherlands in the eighteenth century, possibly earlier.