Art looted by Nazis to be returned

A HISTORIC tapestry, which has been held at the University of Sheffield for more than 50 years, is set to be returned to its original owners at the Chateau de Versainville.

The university recently discovered that the Louis XIV tapestry from 1720 had been looted from the Château during the Nazi occupation of France, and worked to return the tapestry to its rightful home in the Château with the assistance of the Art Loss Register. It was bought by the university in 1959 in London.

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Lynne Fox, heritage officer at the university, said: “We are delighted to see the tapestry returned to its rightful home at the Château de Versainville and are very pleased to have been able to assist in this process. We were as surprised as anyone to discover the history of the tapestry.”