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Laurel Zuckerman as administrator of the estate of Alice Leffmann v the Metropolitan Museum of Art 30 September 2016

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The suit was filed to recover Pablo Picasso's 'The Actor', 1904-1905, oil on canvas, 77 1/4 x 45 3/8 in, which was owned by Paul Friedrich Leffmann from approximately 1912-1938. The Leffmanns fled to Italy and the suit asserts they were forced to sell the painting in 1938 below value because of persecution. The Museum acquired the painting in 1952. To read the suit, click here.

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