Jan van Huysum’s "Vase of Flowers" was one of nearly 750 works of art belonging to the iconic museums and churches of Florence and other Tuscan towns that local officials had hidden in countryside villas, away from the dangers of war.
AT A GLANCE...
Painting of a "Vase of Flowers" by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum.
Circumstances of Loss:
Taken in July 1944 by German forces from the repository of Villa Bossi Pucci in Montagnana, Italy.