The United States rules that the Pisarro painting looted by the Nazis belongs to the Thyssen Museum

The Thyssen Museum has won the lawsuit over the ownership of a ‘Pisarro’ looted by the Nazis.

A US court has ruled in favor of Thyssen and confirmed that a painting by Camille Pissarro of its collection belongs to the institution despite the fact that it was stolen by the Nazis in Germany in 1939.

The court of the Central District of California justified the decision by pointing out that it is preferable apply Spanish laws to Californian laws to determine the ownership of the work “Rue Saint-Honoré, après midi, effet de pluie”, so it will remain in the possession of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

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