Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker—How to Find 1000 Paintings

October 29, 2010–March 29, 2011

The back of a painting can be used to identify its provenance. This is the back of Portrait of a Man with Book, by Bartholomaus Bryun (I) the Elder. The stamps, seals, and inventory numbers on the backs of paintings can provide information that is critical for the restitution process.

Many of these numbers, seals, and other identifying marks are explained below. Click on each number to learn this painting’s journey.

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Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker was created by the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut. The traveling exhibition was organized by The Jewish Museum, New York. Made possible by Thomas S. Kaplan; the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany; and Herrick, Feinstein LLP.


The San Francisco presentation is generously supported by U.S. Trust / Bank of America Merrill Lynch with additional support from Judy and Harry Cohn.

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The Koret and Taube Foundations are the lead supporters of the 2010/2011 exhibition season.

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