PISSARRO Stolen BY THE NAZIS: THE COURT ORDERS A MEDIATION.
The Paris court on Tuesday ordered the parties involved in the fate of a work by painter Camille Pissarro, looted by the Nazis, to meet with a mediator to try to reach an agreement.
In the event of a persistent disagreement, the court will rule on March 2 on the sequestration of the painting. By then, the court is due to consider the merits of the case on January 19. The canvas "The Shepherdess returning from the sheep", painted in 1886, is at the center of a legal battle between the University of Oklahoma, to which it had been bequeathed by collectors, and Léone-Noëlle Meyer, 81 years old, adopted daughter of her former owner Raoul Meyer, despoiled by the Nazis in 1941. ”(Extract from lejournaldesarts.fr of 12/16/2020)