Greta Moll’s Descendants Sue Over Matisse Portrait

September 14th, 2016

Portrait of Greta Moll, via TelegraphThe descendants of Greta Moll, the subject of a famed portrait by Henri Matisse, are suing the National Gallery in London to reclaim the work, claiming it was unlawfully sold while the family was navigating the unstable terrain of post-war Berlin.  “The portrait is a family heirloom,” the family’s lawyer, David Rowland, says. “It was owned and lost by Greta Moll in an illicit transfer which she did not authorize in the aftermath of WWII.”

Read more at The Telegraph