The Murillo Paintings at the  Meadows Museum, SMU

The Monuments Men Foundation shed light on the wartime past of two paintings on display at SMU’s Meadows Museum created by Spanish master Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1618-1682) of Seville’s Patron Saints Justa and Rufina, estimated to be worth more than $10 million. The two paintings, both properly restituted to the rightful owners prior to donation to the Meadows Museum, show evidence of having been part of the ERR systematic looting of art from Jewish owners. The Nazi ERR code is visible on the stretcher of Saint Justa, while it had been rubbed off the same position on the stretcher of Saint Rufina.

St. Justa 

St. Rufina

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