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Analysis Art Provenances: Red Flag Name Benno Geiger

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"Geiger, Benno. Venice, Botto Nuevo. Art historian-dealer of Baltic origin. Friend of Kieslinger and acted as guide for Muehlmann and Kieslinger during their trips to Italy in 1942 and 1943. Involved in irregular art purchases ordered by Muehlmann and frequently in touch with Hofer.

Asta, Ferruccio. Ascona, Switzerland-Milan, via Andegari. Milan art dealer now living in Switzerland as a refugee. Reported to have worked actively with Geiger and suspected of trafficking in loot."




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https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/297363Possibly Jacques-Gabriel Huquier, Paris and London (possibly his mark, L.1285, lower left), Dr. Benno Geiger, Venice, sale, Sotheby’s, London, 7-11 December 1920, lot 405, Henry Scipio Reitlinger, London (without his mark, L.2274a), his estate sale, Sotheby’s, London, 14 April 1954, lot 313 (unsold), sale, Sotheby’s, London, 10 November 1954, lot 34, Colnaghi, London (by 1954), Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift, inv. no. 1955.1001955.100
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/bandinelli-baccio-1488-1560Benno Geiger, Italy (1882-1965);his sale, Sotheby's (London), 7 December 1920, lot 16;E. Parsons & Sons (London);purchased there by Neumayer (?) by 1935;purchased from him by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.1742
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/bronchorst-jan-gerritsz-van-ca-1603-before-1661Friedrich Gauermann, Vienna (1807-1862), L.1003;Benno Geiger, Italy and Vienna (1882-1965);E. Parsons & Sons (London);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), L.2228b, n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.2567
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/cesari-giuseppe-cavalier-darpino-1568-1640-3Benno Geiger, Italy (1882-1965);his sale, Sotheby's (London), 7 - 10 December 1920, lot 11;anonymous sale, Sotheby's (London), 6 April 1949, lot 31;purchased there by Colnaghi (London);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), 28 December 1949, for £4;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.4305
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/creti-donati-1671-1749-4Benno Geiger, Italy (1882-1965);his sale, Sotheby's (London), 7 - 10 December 1920, lot 86;Mrs H.F. Ezekiel (?);her sale, Sotheby's (London), 22 June 1949, lot 38 (with D.1952.RW.4194 and 1 other);purchased there by Colnaghi (London) on behalf of Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), for £5;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.4190
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/fancelli-pietro-1764-1850-attributed-to-formerly-attributed-to-gaetano-gandolfi-1734-1802Benno Geiger, Italy (1882-1965);his sale, Sotheby's (London), 7 - 10 December 1920, lot 125 (as a sheet twice as long);F.R. Meatyard (London);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), n.d. (Witt cut it in half and disposed of the other half);Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.56
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/farinatizelotti-giovanni-battista-1526-1578Benno Geiger, Italy (1882-1965);his sale, Sotheby's (London), 7 - 10 December 1920, lot 371;F.R. Meatyard (London);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.108
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/lazzarini-gregorio-1655-1730Benno Geiger, Italy (1882-1965);his sale, Sotheby's (London), 7 - 10 December 1920, lot 169;Neumayer (?);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.1747
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/orsi-lelio-15081511-1587August Grahl, Dresden (1791-1868);Benno Geiger, Italy (1882-1965);F.R. Meatyard (London);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.190
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/passeri-giuseppe-1654-1714-2unidentified collector (L.4975);Benno Geiger, Italy (1882-1965);his sale, Sotheby's (London), 7-10 December 1920, lot 211;Richeton (?);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.1822
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/piazzetta-giovanni-battista-1682-1754-2Benno Geiger, Italy (1882-1965);his sale, Sotheby's (London), 7 - 10 December 1920, lot 228;Frank T. Sabin (London);purchased from him by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.84
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/pynacker-adam-ca-1620-1673William Mayor, London (1826-1874), L.2799, by at least 1871;Benno Geiger, Italy and Vienna (1882-1965);F.R. Meatyard (London);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), L.2228b, n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.212
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/rosa-salvator-1615-1673-7probably Adalbert von Lanna, Prague (1836-1909), L.2773;Benno Geiger, Italy (1882-1965);his sale, London, Sotheby's, 7 - 10 December 1920, lot 299 (as by Simonini);Wengraf (?);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), L.2228b, n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.3791
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/tiepolo-giovanni-domenico-1727-1804Benno Geiger, Italy (1882-1965);his sale, Sotheby's (London), 7 - 10 December 1920, lot 328;Richeton (?);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), L.2228b, n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.1836
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/toeput-pozzoserrato-lodewijk-ca-1550-ca-1605-attributed-toAdolf Glenstein, Hamburg (b. 1849), L.123;Maison F.A.C. Prestel (collector's mark used until about 1908), L.2730;Benno Geiger, Italy and Vienna (1882-1965);F.R. Meatyard (London);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London, (1872-1952), L.2228b, n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.311
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/uden-lucas-van-1595-1672probably purchased at a sale in Paris by unidentified collector, L.3000, around 1775-90;Benno Geiger, Italy and Vienna (1882-1965);his sale, Sotheby's (London), 7 - 10 December 1920, lot 525;E. Parsons & Sons (London);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), L.2228b, n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.950
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/vadder-lodwijk-de-1605-1655Benno Geiger, Italy and Vienna (1882-1965);E. Parsons & Sons (London);purchased there by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), L.2228b, n.d. (£4);Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.1002
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/zuccaro-taddeo-1529-1566-3Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville, Paris (1680-1765), L.2951;François Renaud, Paris (late 19th - early 20th century), L.1042;Eduard Schultze, Vienna (d. ca. 1900), L.906;Benno Geiger, Italy and Vienna (1882-1965);his sale, Sotheby's (London), 7 - 10 December 1920, lot 381;Neumayer (?);purchased from him by Sir Robert Witt, London (1872-1952), L.2228b, n.d.;Witt Bequest 1952D.1952.RW.1733
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/giovanni-domenico-tiepolo-7Benno Geiger;sale, Sotheby's, 9 December 1920, lot 318, bought Croal Thompson;BrangwynNo.2613
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/giovanni-domenico-tiepolo-8De'Bossi-Byerlen Collection, sold Stuttgart 1882(?);W. Pitcairn Knowles (L.2643), his sale, Amsterdam, Muller, 25 June 1895, lot 639;A. Gluenstein (L.123);Benno Geiger, his sale, Sotheby's, 9 December 1920, lot 331, bought Croal Thompson;BrangwynNo.2614
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/giovanni-domenico-tiepolo-9Benno Geiger, sale, Sotheby's, 9 December 1920, lot 330;BrangwynNo.2615
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/anon-florence-17th-c-771Grahl (L.1199);Benno Geiger (1948)-
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/piranesi-1043Philippi, Benno Geiger-
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/aylesford-heneage-finch-fourth-earl-of-1751-1812-4Benno Geiger (as Edridge);Randall Davies;Paul Oppé, February 1948T08586
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/aylesford-heneage-finch-fourth-earl-of-1751-1812-5Benno Geiger (as Edridge);Randall Davies;Paul Oppé, February 1948T08594
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/aylesford-heneage-finch-fourth-earl-of-1751-1812-7Benno Geiger (as Edridge);E. Horsman Coles;Bequeathed to Paul Oppé, 1954T09836
http://records.collectionstrust.org.uk/spoliation/aylesford-heneage-finch-fourth-earl-of-1751-1812-8Benno Geiger (as Nasmyth);E. Horsman Coles;Bequeathed to Paul Oppé, 1954T09837
https://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/art-object-page.12129.html(Arthur Sambon, Paris). Benno Geiger [1882-1965], Vienna. (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence) by 1929;[1] purchased 1939 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1943 to NGA.[1] In Alessandro Magnasco, Exh. cat. Galerie Sambon, Paris, 1929, the painting is cited as in the Contini collection, but not exhibited.1943.4.31
https://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/art-object-page.12125.htmlPrivate collection, Genoa.[1] Probably (Arthur Sambon, Paris), by 1929. Benno Geiger, Vienna.[2] (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence); purchased 1939 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;gift 1943 to NGA.[1] According to a note on the back of a photograph, NGA photographic archives.[2] Benno Geiger, Magnasco, Bergamo, 1949: 871943.4.27
https://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/art-object-page.70386.htmlAnton Maria Zanetti [c. 1679-1767], Venice; Giuseppe Carlo Cernazai [1773-1849], Udine; by inheritance to Canon Francesco Maria Cernazai [1802-1881], Udine; given to Seminario Arcivescovile, Udine; probably sale Genolini auction, Milan, 1900; Antonio dal Zotto; (sale Galleria Geri, Milan or Salvadori, Venice, 1919); Benno Geiger [1882-1965], Venice; (sale, Sotheby's London, 7 December 1920, among 259-272; ? Winthrop Family, Boston; Sam Abate Gallery, Boston; purchased by NGA.1988.26.1
https://www.dia.org/art/collection/object/satire-nobleman-misery-531421925, (Galerie Cailleux, Paris, France);purchased by Benno Geiger (Italy);Dino Barozzi (Venice, Italy);by 1931, acquired by (Luigi Grassi, Florence, Italy);1936-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)36.14
https://emuseum.ringling.org/emuseum/objects/21567/vagrants-in-a-ruinBy 1914, Benno Geiger (1882–1965), Rodaun, Austria, and sold before 1945.1 (By 1962, Frederick Mont, New York), purchased by the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, 1962.SN744
https://art.nelson-atkins.org/objects/13900/sacrifice-of-isaacWith Dr. Benno Geiger (1882-1965);Venice, by 1948-1949;Purchased;from Geiger, through Harold Woodbury Parsons, by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of;Art, Kansas City, MO, 1949.49-31/2
https://art.nelson-atkins.org/objects/24216/two-figures-heavily-burdenedDr. Benno Geiger (1882-1965), Venice;With Schaeffer Galleries, New York, by May 9, 1946;Purchased from Schaeffer Galleries by The Nelson-Atkins;Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, 1946.46-12
https://art.nelson-atkins.org/objects/28468/christ-carrying-the-crossDr. Benno Geiger;(1882-1965), Venice, by 1948-1949;Purchased from Geiger;through Harold Woodbury Parsons, by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas;City, MO, 1949.49-31/1
https://art.nelson-atkins.org/objects/31685/portrait-of-a-young-manWith Dr. Benno Geiger (1882-1965), Venice, by;1948-1949;Purchased from Geiger, through Haro


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