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Tuesday, 24 November 2015 09:59

Descendants of Matisse Sitter Threaten to Sue the National Gallery

The National Gallery, London. The National Gallery, London. Wikimedia Commons

The descendants of the original owner of a portrait by Henri Matisse have threatened London's National Gallery with legal action after the museum rejected a return request filed by the family's attorney.

The painting was commissioned by Oskar Moll, the husband of the subject, Greta Moll, in 1908 after the couple befriended Matisse in Paris.

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