The descendant of the Jewish collector receives back to Renoir plundered by the Nazis

Sylvie Sulitzer, granddaughter of the Jewish art collector Alfred Weinberger whose paintings were stolen by the Nazis, has met with one of the works, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The French granddaughter of a Jewish art collector whose paintings were stolen by the Nazis has met with one of the works, an Impressionist work by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Sylvie Sulitzer saw "Femmes Dans Un Jardin" in person for the first time on Wednesday during a ceremony at the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York.

The piece was stolen from a bank vault rented by his grandfather, Alfred Weinberger, who was an art collector and merchant in Paris, and which leads to the early stages of World War II.

The name of the oil painting of 1919 is translated as "Two women in a garden" in English.

After moving between Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses in London, Zurich and finally landing in New York, the piece was last sold for $ 390,000 in 2009 by Park West Gallery, which bought it in a Auction for $ 180,000 in 2005.

"Bal du moulin de la Galette" by Renoir sold for $ 78.1 million in 1990, an amount that equals $ 132 million when adjusted for inflation, according to Business Insider.

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Sylvie Sulitzer, granddaughter of the Jewish art collector Alfred Weinberger whose paintings were stolen by the Nazis, has met with one of the works, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Sylvie Sulitzer, granddaughter of the Jewish art collector Alfred Weinberger whose paintings were stolen by the Nazis, has met with one of the works, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Weinberger He put some of his paintings in the vault of a bank for safekeeping before fleeing the Nazis in France.

Nazi records show that they searched the vault and took Weinberger's paintings, which included several Renoirs, in addition to this one.

Wednesday's ceremony that returned the artwork to its rightful owner included the law enforcement officials who helped return the painting to Sulitzer.

Impressionist oil painting of 1919 was completed by Renoir in 1919, the year he died

Impressionist oil painting of 1919 was completed by Renoir in 1919, the year he died

Impressionist oil painting of 1919 was completed by Renoir in 1919, the year he died

Federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman (left) revealed the ownership of Weinberger's sole heir with Sulitzer (right) at his side, at a press conference on Wednesday.

Federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman (left) revealed the ownership of Weinberger's sole heir with Sulitzer (right) at his side, at a press conference on Wednesday.

Federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman (left) revealed the ownership of Weinberger's sole heir with Sulitzer (right) at his side, at a press conference on Wednesday.

Federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman revealed the ownership of Weinberger's sole heir with Sulitzer by his side at a press conference on Wednesday.

"It's been three quarters of a century since it was looted," he said of the piece, "but it's very important for us to bring any sense of justice we can."

The canvas, painted during the last year of Renoir's life, has changed hands many times over the years without mentioning its unpleasant origin.

"From the point of view of the travels of this painting, it moved around the world in a way that few other pieces that you would have been looking for restitution," said Michael Glickman, president of the museum, to New York. Times before the ceremony.

"Certainly in the last five years, this has been an effort to recover the painting and reconnect it with Ms. Sulitzer."

The canvas has changed hands many times over the years without mentioning its unpleasant origin.

The canvas has changed hands many times over the years without mentioning its unpleasant origin.

The canvas, painted during the last year of Renoir's life, has changed hands many times over the years without mentioning its unpleasant origin.

The painting, with the signature of Renoir visible on the corner that guarantees the authenticity of the work, was scheduled to be auctioned in 2013

The painting, with the signature of Renoir visible on the corner that guarantees the authenticity of the work, was scheduled to be auctioned in 2013

The painting, with the signature of Renoir visible on the corner that guarantees the authenticity of the work, was scheduled to be auctioned in 2013

The painting, with the signature of Renoir visible on the corner that guarantees the authenticity of the work, was scheduled to be auctioned in 2013.

Sulitzer's attorneys approached the auction house, which notified the FBI and helped facilitate its recovery.

He was returned to Sulitzer, who owns a delicatessen in the south of France, during the ceremony in New York.

Park West Gallery has said it reimbursed the buyer who purchased the painting from its sale in 2009, once it learned of its origin.

He was returned to Sulitzer, who owns a delicatessen in the south of France, during the ceremony at the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York.

He was returned to Sulitzer, who owns a delicatessen in the south of France, during the ceremony at the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York.

He was returned to Sulitzer, who owns a delicatessen in the south of France, during the ceremony at the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York.

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