John Constable in Tate Collection Subject of Dispute Over Export

September 21st, 2015

Beaching a Boat, Brighton (detail) by John Constable, via GuardianThe Guardian notes the convoluted history of a John Constable painting in the collection of the Tate, as a recent export license raises questions as to whether or not the work should be classified as Nazi loot.  “The Spoliation Advisory Panel have reviewed the new information which came to light in 2014 regarding John Constable’s Beaching a Boat, Brighton, 1824,” the Tate said in a statement.  “They have made a recommendation, which will be taken to Tate’s Board of Trustees at their next meeting.”

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