The importance of title and provenance research

At Dickinson, we recognise the importance of due diligence, and we are committed to ensuring that every work we handle has a clear title for sale. We work closely alongside organisations such as the Art Loss Register and Artive Inc to research the provenance of each piece, in order to securely account for its whereabouts during the War years, and to ensure that we do not sell spoliated art. Dickinson is also highly experienced in handling restituted works on behalf of the heirs of their rightful owners. We pay close attention to every development in the international laws governing restitution so that we remain consistently well-informed.

Jan Mostaert (Haarlem active 1472/3 – 1555/6)
Landscape with an episode from the Conquest of America or Discovery of America
acquired by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Claude Lorrain (Chamagne circa 1604/5 – 1682 Rome)
Landscape with the Abduction of Europa by Jupiter
acquired by The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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