Riceviamo e volentieri pubblichiamo questa nota che, su nostra richiesta, la casa d’aste Dorotheum ci ha fatto pervenire in relazione al dipinto di Artemisia Gentileschi recuperato dai Carabinieri del Nucleo Patrimonio Culturale.
The painting in question was legally exported from Italy in 2019 by the owners of the painting with an export license from the Italian Monuments Office (Soprintendenza) as “attributed to Artemisia Gentileschi and/or Onofrio Palumbo, formerly attributed to Massimo Stanzione”. This export license was subsequently revoked in 2020. The owners, who inherited the painting, have since been in an open legal dispute with the export authority over the revocation of this export permit from Italy. The painting was neither offered in an auction nor in a private treaty.
Cordiali saluti da Vienna,