Amazing story of the Nazi bribe painting that has finally returned to Birmingham
An old master painting paid as a bribe to Hitler’s deputy, Hermann Goering, is to go on show at the Barber institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, this week.
Jan’s Steen’s Samson and Delilah, painted in 1668 will be shown at the gallery Institute’s exhibition Pride and Persecution: Jan Steen’s Old Testament Scenes, which runs from Friday 27 October to 21 January 2018.
It’s not the first time the Old Testament themed painting has been in the city. The work was first brought to the Barber Institute in May 1939 shortly after the outbreak of World War Two by Jewish art dealer Kurt... read more
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