Unidentified G.I. holding a painting of the Madonna and child, at Altaussee, Austria
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section
World War, 1939-1945
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 13 x 18 cm.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560