1. Notice to Mrs. Homer F. Barnes. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art records indicate that in 1975 you placed on loan a painting by F. Luis Mora titled “Jeanne Cartier,” which has since long expired. The museum wishes to terminate the loan and return the object. Please contact the Registration department at 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, tel. #805-884-6407 within 30 days of this notice to establish your ownership of the property, and make arrangements to collect the property. If you fail to do so promptly, you will be deemed to have donated the property to the institution. See California Civil Code Sections 1899, et seq.
2. Notice to Miss Bertha L. Belden c/o Mrs. Cornelia Jacobi. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art records indicate that on May 24, 1956 you placed on loan a Pair of Urns. This loan has since expired. The museum wishes to terminate the loan and return the objects. Please contact the Registration department at 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, tel. #805-884-6407 within 30 days of this notice to establish your ownership of the property, and make arrangements to collect the property. If you fail to do so promptly, you will be deemed to have donated the property to the institution. See California Civil Code Sections 1899, et seq.
These pages present the Santa Barbara Museum of Art's continuing research on the provenance (history of ownership) of works
in its collection during the period 1933 to 1945, that is, from the rise to power of the Nazi party to its defeat. We
publish this information in accordance with the Guidelines Concerning the Unlawful Appropriation of Objects During the Nazi Era adopted by the Association
of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in June, 1998.
The works published in this section of our Web site have gaps in, or no provenance for, the period 1933 to 1945 and updated
regularly as new information comes to light and as objects are added to the collection. Such gaps in provenance, in and
of themselves, are by no means proof that these works were looted during the Holocaust or World War II. We publish this
list to open our inquiry further and we welcome any information on the provenance of works in our collection that users
of this site can provide. If you can provide further information about any objects, or believe that you have legitimate
claim to any object listed here, please send an email to email@example.com or write to the Curatorial Department, Santa
Barbara Museum of Art.
Jardin au Petit Pont
Pierre Bonnard, French, 1867 – 1947, Jardin au Petit Pont, 1937, Oil on canvas, 39 x 48 7/8 in., Bequest
of Wright S. Ludington, 1993.1.1
Acquired by Bernheim-Jeune gallery, Paris from the artist, February 1939; Purchased
by J.-J. Raimond, (Paris?) from Bernheim-Jeune Gallery; to A.P. Rosenberg & Co., Inc., New York; Purchased by
Wright Ludington, Santa Barbara from A.P. Rosenberg & Co., Inc., 16 October 1947; Bequeathed to Santa Barbara
Museum of Art from Wright Ludington.
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame from the Pont de l'Archevêché
Johan Barthold Jongkind, Dutch (active France), 1819-1891,
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame from the Pont de l'Archevêché, 1937, Oil on canvas, 13 3/4 x 23 7/8 in., Museum
purchase with funds provided by 19th-century Acquisition Fund, 1999.1
Charles de Bériot, Paris, before 1901; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 11, 1901, lot
69; Laurent-Barrault, Paris; Arthur Sachs and Marian François-Poncet, Paris, by 1952; Sotheby's-Parke Bernet, New
York, November 28, 1973, lot 9; 1973(?): Alain Delon, Paris; Hôtel, Paris, November 25, 1990, lot 2; Simon Dickinson,
Inc., New York, 1990; purchased by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, December 16, 1998
Odilon Redon, French, 1840-1916,
Salomé, 1910, Oil on canvas, 28 1/4 x 23 in., Bequest of Wright S. Ludington, 1993.1.6
Maurice Denis, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 1910 or later; Robert Ellissen, Paris, c.
1926; Galerie Beyeler, Basel, c. 1958; purchased by Wright S. Ludington, Santa Barbara, 1959; bequeathed by Wright
S. Ludington to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1993.
Fuchsias et Œillets d'Inde
Edouard Vuillard, French, 1868-1940,
Fuchsias and French Marigolds (Fuchsias et Œillets d'Inde), 1910, Oil on cardboard, 18 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.,
Gift of Millicent A. Rogers in honor of Ala Story, 1953.28
Purchased from the artist by Bernheim-Jeune et Fils, Paris, 15 September 1903,
inventory no.13335, for 500FF; Sold by Bernheim-Jeune to Robert von Mendelssohn (1857-1917), Berlin, 5 November 1903;
Carroll Carstairs Gallery, New York by 1939[?]; Collection Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, under care of dealer Sam Salz,
New York, by 1941 [?]; Bignou Gallery, New York, by 1944; Cadby-Birch Gallery, by 29 September 1952; Purchased from
Cadby-Birch Gallery by Millicent A. Rogers for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1952; given to SBMA by Millicent
A. Rogers, 28 December 1952
Game of Checkers
Edouard Vuillard, French, 1868-1940,
Game of Checkers (Game of Draughts: Tristan Bernard at Madam Aron's), c. 1905, Oil on canvas, 16 1/2 x 15
1/2 in., Gift of Robert B. and Mercedes H. Eichholz, 1991.46.2
Purchased by Georges Maratier, Paris, from the artist, before 1940; purchased by
Georges Seligmann, New York, from Maratier, before 1952; purchased by Mr. Robert Eichholz, Washington D.C., from
Seligmann, April 26, 1952; to Mercedes Eichholz by inheritance, 20 February 1983; donated by Mercedes Eichholz to
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 11 June 1991