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St Christopher Meeting the Devil: PD.5-2016

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Current Location: Gallery 8


St Christopher Meeting the Devil






History note: Henriette von Motesiczky, Vienna 1930s - 13 March 1938 when she left for Austria; with Karl von Motesiczky; examined by the Zentralstelle für Denkmalschutz (Central Office for Monument Conservation) and barred from intended export to Henriette in the U.K., September 1938; examined at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, October 1938; returned to Karl von Motesiczky, early November 1938; Karl von Motesiczky arrested on 13 October 1942, deported to Auschwitz, died on 25 June 1943; offered for auction at Dorotheum (submitted by Albert Pfneisel), 27 July 1943; Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich, by whom acquired at auction, 19-22 October 1943, arriving November 1943; restitution decision, June 1949; sent to Henriette von Motesiczky in the UK, 17 May 1950; Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, by inheritance, 1978; Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, 1996; from whom acquired by The Fitzwilliam Museum, 2016

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Given by the Trustees of the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust in memory of Marie-Louise's brother Karl Motesiczky (1904-1943), who died in Auschwitz.

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Method of acquisition: Given (2016) by Marie-Louise van Motesiczky Charitable Trust, trustees of the


16th Century
1500 CE - 1599 CE

School or Style

Danube school

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Painting : Oil on panel

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Accession number: PD.5-2016
Primary reference Number: 221598
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Created: Wednesday 19 July 2017 Updated: Thursday 24 August 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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