Madrid museum faces new fight over stolen Pissaro masterpiece

A San Francisco appeals court has reopened the battle over Camille Pissarro’s 1897 painting “Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie”.

Owned by the Cassirer family, it was seized by the Nazis and is now in the hands of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation, which has an impressive museum i Madrid. The family want t back. Battle is rejoined here.


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  • Can somebody explain why, if the painting was taken from the owners in Germany and it is now in Spain, a court in San Francisco deals with the case?

  • Claude Cassirer emigrated to California, and his heirs are still based there. The claim is therefore filed in California.

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