The Provenance Research Project
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Descent from the Cross
Max Beckmann (German, 1884–1950)
1917. Oil on canvas, 59 1/2 x 50 3/4" (151.2 x 128.9 cm). Curt Valentin Bequest
Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.
The artist, 1917 - 1919 (Acquired by Georg Hartmann, Frankfurt, from Beckmann, in 1918, but returned to the painter.)
Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main. Purchased from the artist, 1919 - 1936
Confiscated (as “degenerate art”) on October 26, 1936, and included in the exhibition Entartete Kunst, Munich, July 19 - November 30, 1937, then sold by Nazi government.
Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin, d. 1954) / Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, and Curt Valentin estate. [c. 1938] - 1955
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Curt Valentin Bequest, 1955