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Unidentified G.I. holding a painting of the Madonna and child, at Altaussee, Austria, 1945, from the Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984

Unidentified G.I. holding a painting of the Madonna and child, at Altaussee, Austria, 1945

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Title: Unidentified G.I. holding a painting of the Madonna and child, at Altaussee, Austria

Date: 1945

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 13 x 18 cm.

Description: Identification on verso (handwritten): A G.I. holding a Sch. of Leonardo da Vinci M. & C., taken to Göring's fury from Monte Cassino. He rejected this painting and many others when they were presented to him by members of his air force. It was not proper to loot the holdings [of] an ally (Italy). Curious morality! T.C.H.

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Unidentified G.I. holding a painting of the Madonna and child, at Altaussee, Austria, 1945 / Thomas Carr Howe, photographer. Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 15152