Statement in response to that of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz of 16 May 2019

Communi Hereditate Foundation Warsaw,

In response to the recent statement from the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (SPK) (PRS), published on the web page of the portal on 16. May 2019, the Communi Hereditate Foundation (FCH) would like to hereby make the following statement:

The article has been published on the: website and not on the website. For now, no request has been made to us from the SPK to correct this article.

The painting of Pieter de Ring, which we have described, remains in the database of Polish war losses, managed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (MKiDN) in Poland. It has the status of a “verified object”. This database is available on the Internet at:

The content of the article and the information are based on the sources and materials available to the author, the detailed list of which is included in the footnotes. On this basis, it is legitimate to claim that “Still life” of Pieter de Ring currently in Gemaeldegalerie in Berlin is in fact a Polish War Loss.

In connection with the above and due to the doubts raised by the SPK in the published statement, we suggest that SPK asks directly the Polish Department of Cultural Heritage and War Losses of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to confirm the actual current status of the Pieter de Ring painting in the context of its inclusion in the Polish War Losses Database. 

Statement from the Communi Hereditate Foundation Warsaw, on May 17, 2019.

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