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March 30, 2014 8:13 am

Nazi-Looted Art Trove Linked to The Monuments Men Mine

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The first piece of Nazi-looted art to be returned by Cornelius Gurlitt would be a portrait by Henri Matisse (who is pictured) titled "Sitting Woman." Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Independent The mystery over the billion-dollar art hoard gathered by Hildebrand Gurlitt has again deepened with the discovery of another 180 masterpieces and the emergence of another property now suspected to have been a warehouse for art looted by the Nazis.

The latest find, including a 1903 Monet oil painting of London’s Tower Bridge worth an estimated £8m, a bronze sculpture by Renoir and drawings by Gauguin, Cezanne and Picasso, was allegedly recovered from a property belonging to Hildebrand’s son Cornelius. He claimed he had inherited the collection from his father, who took orders from Hitler to buy and sell so-called “degenerate art” to fund Nazi activities during the Second World War.

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