In the letter dated 3 May 2002, the State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science asked the Restitutions Committee for advice on the decision to be taken concerning the application dated 18 March 2002 by Mrs C.F. Koenigs (hereinafter referred to as ‘the applicant’) for restitution of paintings and drawings from the former estate of her grandfather, Franz W. Koenigs, insofar as these objects are part of the NK collection administered by the State of the Netherlands.
In the letter dated 26 November 2002, the State Secretary asked the Committee to include in its advice on the Koenigs collection an application dated 15 October 2002 by the applicant for restitution of the painting Cadmus sowing dragon’s teeth by P.P. Rubens, which is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Finally, in the letter dated 8 May 2003, the State Secretary asked the Committee for advice on a request by Mr W.O. Koenigs, dated 24 March 2003, for the application for restitution of the Koenigs collection to be rejected.