The LA Times’s Culture Monster blog reports that the Hearst Castle is doing the right thing in a recently discovered restitution case over three paintings bought in the late 1930s:
Three 16th century paintings that have hung in the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif., for nearly 70 years will be returned to the descendants of Holocaust victims as part of a deal struck with California State Parks.
The paintings will be handed over to the heirs of Jacob and Rosa Oppenheimer in a ceremony scheduled to take place Friday in Sacramento.
A spokesman for California State Parks said the paintings date from about 1500 to 1590 and that they originated in the area of what is now Venice, Italy. The spokesman declined to provide more details ahead of Friday’s ceremony.
Hearst Castle to Return Paintings Seized During Holocaust (Culture Monster/LA Times)