The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday revived a lawsuit brought by a La Mesa resident who claimed he and his family should have ownership of a French Impressionist painting looted from their ancestor by the Nazis.
The dispute over Camille Pissarro’s “Rue Saint-Honore, Afternoon, Rain Effect” stems from a lawsuit filed by now-deceased La Mesa resident Claude Cassirer, who alleged he and his family should retain ownership of the painting rather than the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation, an entity controlled by the Kingdom of Spain.
Claude Cassirer later discovered the painting was hanging in the foundation’s museum and after undergoing attempts to have it returned, sued to regain it.
Full story on CBS8.com: https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/la-mesa-resident-nazi-looted-painting-suit/509-3fccb221-0d05-43a7-a27c-a5247265d0a7
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originally published at Art - Trend Magazine