By Leon Symons, July 16, 2009
The heirs of a wartime German art historian, Curt Glaser, have challenged a UK government panel’s decision not to return eight drawings once in his collection.
The drawings, said to be worth around £35,000, now hang in the Courtauld Institute in London.
Lawyers acting for the descendants of Professor Glaser have asked the Spoliation Advisory Panel (SAP) to rethink its decision and may take legal action to try to retrieve the works of art.
David Rowland, a New York lawyer representing the heirs, said the panel’s decision was contradictory.