In a letter dated 29 October 2008, the Minister for Education, Culture and Science (hereafter referred to as: ‘the Minister’) requested the Restitutions Committee (hereafter referred to as: ‘the Committee’) to issue a recommendation regarding the application submitted by Mrs H.J.L.-W. and Mrs P.J.v.B.d.J.-W (hereafter referred to as ‘the applicants’) on 14 November 2007 for the restitution of three works of art in the Netherlands Art Property Collection (hereafter referred to as: ‘the NK collection’). The applicants are the daughters of Daniel Wolf, to whom the objects are said to have belonged during the Second World War. The applicants are represented by Mr P.L., Daniel Wolf’s grandson.
The application concerns A country wedding by P. Brueghel II (NK 2227), the painting Madonna and child by L. Cranach (NK 3071) and a Medallion carpet made of wool with star flower in the centre (NK 1042). The object NK 1042 is also at issue in another application for restitution and will be dealt with in connection with that (RC 1.104). The painting NK 2227 is on loan to the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch; the painting NK 3071 is under the administration of the Mauritshuis in The Hague.