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A restituted work of art is one that has been returned to its rightful owners or their heirs after it has been proven that it was illegally taken away from them. In the art market, this applies mainly to works taken from Jewish collections in the Nazi era.

Awareness of Nazi-looted art as both a danger zone and a potential goldmine surfaced about 10 years ago when Sotheby's and Christie's set up specialised departments, headed by trained lawyers, dedicated to provenance research and restitution.

In Telegraph

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