On Monday, 18 April, the Italian national police announced the recovery of three 15th century painting that had not been seen since they were looted by Nazis in 1944. The paintings were recovered last July from two homes private homes in Milan; they were looted from the Villa delle Pianore in the Tuscan town of Camaiore (Lucca), property of Prince Felix of the House of Bourbon-Parma. The paintings were part of a group held in the headquarters of the head of the SS in Italy, General Karl Wolff, most of which was found and returned shortly after the war. The paintings will be on view at the Pinacoteca di Brera until the Ministero dei Beni Culturali decides where they will be sent for restoration and permanent display.
Giovanni Battista Cima in art Cima da Conegliano (attributed), Madonna and Child, oil on canvas.
Alessandro Baldovinetti (attributed), Trinità, tempera on panel.
Girolamo Dai Libri, Circumcision of the Infant Christ, oil on canvas.