This drawing is part of a group of 508 drawings from the Koenigs Collection, which was sold in the fall of 1940 by D.G. van Beuningen to Dr. Hans Posse, Hitler's Sonderbeauftragter Linz. This transaction was in violation of Dutch laws and international agreements. See the publication by Albert J. Elen, Missing Old Master Drawings from the Franz Koenigs Collection claimed by the State of The Netherlands, Den Haag 1989
Lorenzo Boffadossi asked
I am writing in order to kindly ask you some information about a drawing by Tintoretto in the collection of Boijmans Museum (inv. I 398 PK). Is there any publication (after Tietze - Tietze Conrat 1944 [ed. 1979], p. 286, number 1673) or other inventory information that mentions this sheet?
Thank you very much,
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
Dear Lorenzo, Thank you for your question. I have passed it to our curator of drawings, Rosie Razall, and she writes the following: This drawing has been missing since WW2, is in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow where it is claimed by the State of the Netherlands. There is some information about it in:
A.J. Elen, Missing Old Master Drawings from the Franz Koenigs Collection claimed by the State of the Netherlands, The Hague 1989, no. 397, and in: Five Centuries of European Drawings. The Former Collection of Franz Koenigs, exh. cat. Moscow (Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts), Milan 1995, p. 127, ill., p. 51, pl. I hope this answer is helpful. Kind regards, Els
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|Title||Head of Laocoon, Study after a Copy after an Antique Sculpture|
|Material and technique||Black chalk, heightened with white (partly oxidized), on light blue paper|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Comin, Jacopo Robusti)
|Accession number||I 398 (PK)|
|Credits||Missing since World War II, see cat. Missing Old Master Drawings from the Franz Koenigs Collection claimed by the State of the Netherlands, The Hague 1989|
|Department||Drawings & Prints (Pushkin claim)|
|Creation date||in circa 1538-1592|
|Age artist||Between 15 and 76 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|