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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Judge Rules that the Norton Simon Museum Can Keep Its Cranach Paintings

The Norton Simon Museum. The Norton Simon Museum. Wikimedia Commons

After a ten-year legal battle, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, can keep Adam and Eve—a pair of masterpieces by the German Renaissance painter, Lucas Cranach the Elder. An heir of the paintings’ former owner had sought ownership of the works, but was denied after she failed to file a claim by the mandated deadline. The paintings have been on display at the Norton Simon since 1971.

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