In a letter dated 24 January 2019, the Minister of 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 for the restitution of the painting View in the Woods in the Winter by Johann Bernard Klombeck and Eugène Joseph Verboeckhoven (hereinafter referred to as the claimed painting). This restitution application was submitted to the Minister on 21 November 2018 by AA of BB (hereinafter referred to as the Applicant). The Applicant contends that the claimed painting was among the possessions of his grandfather Mozes (Marcel) Wolf, who had to part with a large collection of paintings during the Second World War in order to survive. The claimed painting is currently part of the Dutch National Art Collection. In this case the Minister is represented by CC, movable heritage and Dutch National Art Collection consultant with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (hereinafter referred to as the RCE).