German art collector's cousin claims inheritance

November 21, 2014 3:16 PM

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A cousin of the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt is laying claim to his priceless art trove, raising the possibility of a legal battle as a Swiss museum that Gurlitt named as his heir prepares to announce whether it will accept the collection.

Gurlitt's cousin, Uta Werner, applied Friday for a certificate of inheritance to the Munich court that is handling Gurlitt's estate, according to a statement released by her spokesman Thomas Pfaff. She is supported by her children and other relatives, he added.

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