Art Provenance and Claims Research Project
Descriptive List of Key Records
State Department Records
(a) Record Group and Series: RG 59 General Records of the Department
of State, Records Maintained by the Fine Arts and Monuments Adviser 1945-1961.
||File Titles or Subjects
||Lists of Missing Objects-Austria
- List of unidentified paintings stored at Residenz-Depot, Salzburg.
Identified by artist. The list contains a description of the painting,
medium, dimensions and condition.
- List of paintings of unknown origin from Castle Fischhorn. The list
contains a description of the painting, medium, dimensions and condition.
- Miscellaneous unidentified art objects. Contains a description of
the work and artist
- Sven Hedin Library. Documents are in German. Contains the number of
volumes, subject, remarks and stamps.
- Paintings of undetermined origin from Castle Ennsegg. Contains artist,
description, dimensions, and condition.
- Ribbentrop Painting Collection. Contains title, medium, artist (if
- Miscellaneous documents including a list of Austrian objects still
missing as of May 20, 1949, correspondence regarding a painting by da
Vinci owned by the Von Trapp family, and correspondence regarding a
||Lists of Stolen Objects-Italy.
- Correspondence regarding 3 missing drawings sent to the 1939 World
- Information on the primary suspect, Agnosti Reali
- Transcript/Report from the Superintendent of Galleries of Florence,
Arezzo and Pistoia regarding the missing drawings. Photographs of the
art work is also in this folder.
- List of stolen Italian manuscripts. Contains manuscript author, description,
and catalog number. Also a request for information regarding a stolen