In a letter dated 7 June 2012 the State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science (hereinafter referred to as the Minister) asked the Restitutions Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) for advice about the application of 8 May 2012 from the heirs of Nathan and Benjamin Katz (hereinafter referred to as the Applicants) for restitution of the following three paintings, which are part of the Netherlands Art Property Collection (hereinafter referred to as the NK collection).
- Bathseba after the Bath, circle of Jan Steen (NK 3752),
- Coastal Landscape, by Pieter van der Croos (NK 3753), and
- Woman Kneeling by a Bed of Tulips, by an unknown Dutch artist, formerly attributed to Gerard Dou (NK 3754).
These paintings have been part of the Netherlands Art Property Collection since they were handed back by the Federal Republic of Germany to the Dutch State on 4 March 2012.