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Unidentified G.I. holding a painting of the Madonna and child, at Altaussee, Austria

view Unidentified G.I. holding a painting of the Madonna and child, at Altaussee, Austria digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994
Subject:
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section
World War, 1939-1945
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Altaussee, Austria
Date:
1945
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 13 x 18 cm.
Summary:
Identification on verso (handwritten): A G.I. holding a Sch. of Leonardo da Vinci M. & C., taken to Göring's fury from Monte Cassino. He rejected this painting and many others when they were presented to him by members of his air force. It was not proper to loot the holdings [of] an ally (Italy). Curious morality! T.C.H.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Art and war
Painting, Renaissance
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15152
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Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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