Esaias van de Velde
Raid on a Convoy
64 cm x 95 cm
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Sold in June 1944 by the widow of the collector Van Gelder, Uccle/Ukkel via the art dealer Maurice Lagrand and resold at the Dorotheum auction house, Vienna, for the sum of 40,000 RM on 29 June 1944 (Dorotheum no. 217.647/21); resold to A. Hitler for the Linz Collection for 70,000 RM; this collection was placed in the salt mines of Alt-Aussee on 20 November 1944 (Aussee no. 8748); recovered by the American Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives division; transferred to the Collection Point München (Munich no. 33840); returned to Belgium (Economic Recovery Service no. A.98); assigned in 1951 to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels.