Although ownership claims are internationally maintained by the von Ingenheim Family, the vast majority of the Ingenheim Collection has not been re-emerged. A number of the lost paintings have been found again in public institutions in Russia and Poland, but it was not possible to return them to their rightful owners to date. However, successful restitution cases in Western parts of the world give hope. The family is confident that more artworks will resurface in the years to come and maybe be restituted.
A successful restitution case is the painting ”Waterfall in Tivoli” by Johann Martin von Rohden. The painting was commissioned by Count Gustav-Adolf von Ingenheim himself around 1809. At the end of World War II in 1945, it was on loan to the Silesian Museum of Arts in Wroclaw. In 1953 it was given to Germany as a gift of friendship by the Polish State. The painting found its place in the Old National Gallery in Berlin. In 2004, 15 years after the German reunification it was restituted and eventually acquired by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (“Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz”).
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*Johann Martin von Rohden - Waterfall in Tivoli | Old National Gallery Berlin
Extract - full list upon request
Jacobo da Empoli (Jacopo Chimenti)
Family picture of a Venetian family
H: 162 cm W: 121 cm