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Madame Cézanne, stolen by Lenin, sold to the Americans, never returned to the Morozovs


WHO BENEFITS FROM THE PILLAGE? (4/5) - Kept at the Metropolitan Museum, the portrait is coveted by Pierre Konowaloff, heir to the Russian collector.

Spring 2008. In an apartment on rue Sarasate, in Paris.

Dinner is coming to an end and the lawyer bangs his fist on the table.

"Damn, we're gonna do it!

he exclaims.

Facing him, the host strongly approves;

Pierre Konowaloff has sparkling eyes.

The great-grandson of Ivan Morozov has lived for more than fifty years with the family legend, that of an immense art collection, gathered by his grandfather and confiscated by the soviets in 1918. Why not claim it today? in Vladimir Putin's Moscow today?

Around the table, the third guest keeps his feet on the ground.

“Already recover

Madame Cézanne

at the



We will then see if we attack


suggests André-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud, a friend of Konowaloff and himself a descendant of Sergueï Chtchoukine, another great collector despoiled by the Bolsheviks.

André-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud and Pierre Konowaloff at the opening of the exhibition

From Russia

at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on January 26, 2008. Konowaloff family archives

The challenge is met.

Will Allan Gerson be able to recover the portrait by Paul Cézanne hanging in the Metropolitan Museum in New York?

The lawyer...

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Source: lefigaro

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