Generous loan.

Special presentation

Generous loan.
Karl Blechen’s Scolastica painting from the Rudolf Mosse collection


19 March – 14 June 2015

Karl Blechen’s Blick auf das Kloster Santa Scolastica bei Subiaco (1832) has enriched the collection of the Kunsthalle since 1969. Now, after detailed examination, this outstanding testament to German enthusiasm for Italy must be restituted. Previously the property of the Jewish art collector Rudolf Mosse (1843–1920), the painting was separated from the collection of his heirs in a forced auction in 1934. Last year the Kunsthalle made contact with Mosse’s heirs and their lawyers with regards to the case for restitution, and inquired as to the possibility of repurchasing the painting. Until a final decision is reached, the painting will remain on loan for a period of 18 months in the Kunsthalle. In order to announce the painting’s unique story to the public, a small, special presentation about the work and its history has been organised.