Battle to reclaim family's Klimt

April 1, 2015 7:01 AM

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Battle to reclaim family's Klimt

The painting, stolen by the Nazis and, after WWII, found hanging in Austria's national museum, is a portrait of the litigant's aunt.

The woman in gold in the true story Woman in Gold was Adele Bloch-Bauer, a patron of the arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna, a regal beauty who posed for Gustav Klimt. Her portrait hung in the family's apartment on the Elisabethstrasse until March 1938, when Hitler's Third Reich annexed Austria. The...

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