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Karl Haberstock. Umstrittener Kunsthändler und Mäzen


Horst Keßler


November 2008


The book, published by Deutscher Kunstverlag includes several essays about Haberstock and his art dealings:

An essay by Christof Trepesch, director of the Augsburg municipal art collections and museums, on Karl Haberstock and the Augsburg municipal collections:

Two essays by Horst Keßler, the historian responsible for the Haberstock foundation and papers: the first on post-1945 restitution proceedings, the second on Karl Haberstock’s art dealership up to 1944, his role under the Nazi regime and on the Augsburg foundation;

An essay by Ute Haug, provenance researcher at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, on Haberstock and German art museums;

An essay by provenance researcher Anja Heuß on a Tintoretto representing “Christ carrying the Cross” from the Mayer-Fuld collection, purchased by Haberstock from the Achenbach auction house (Berlin) in July 1940 and sold to the Düsseldorf municipal art collections in the same year, and the post-war restitution claim for this painting.

The greater portion of the book is dedicated to a colour-illustrated catalogue of the objects in the Karl and Magdalena Haberstock Foundation and the estate of Magdalene Haberstock (categories: paintings and graphics; furniture and mirrors; porcelain; miscellanea) and a documentation of the account books of the Galerie Haberstock, Berlin.

After a brief introductory and explanatory text, the documentation consists firstly of a transcription of the Galerie Haberstock accounts books (both purchases and sales) between 1933 and 1944 and, secondly, of black-and-white photographs of objects purchased or sold between 1933 and 1944 corresponding to the account books.

The book has name, place and subject indices.

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