Walter Eberstadt Collection
Scope and Content Note
The Walter Eberstadt Collection documents Walter Eberstadt’s efforts to recover art works by the Dutch painter Jan Toorop.
Before the war, Toorop’s paintings were in the possession of Walter Eberstadt’ grandparents, Ernst and Gertrud Flersheim. During the war the paintings were appropriated by the Nazi government and later surfaced in private collections and at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (Netherlands).
The collection consist of Walter Eberstadt’s correspondence with lawyers, art historians, museum, and government organizations in Holland and Germany. Additional materials include printed materials, invoices, and publications about Jan Toorop’s art.
- Creation: 1945-1951, 1998-2007
- Eberstadt, Walter A. (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German, English, and Dutch.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
Walter A. Eberstadt was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He emigrated to England in 1935 and to the United States in 1951. He was an honorary president of the American Council on Germany and a Trustee for the Frick Collection. Walter A. Eberstadt died on February 26, 2014.
1.75 Linear Feet
The Walter Eberstadt Collection documents Walter Eberstadt’s efforts to recover art works belonging to his grandparents that were appropriated by the Nazi government. The collection consists of Walter Eberstadt’s correspondence with lawyers, art historians, museum, and government organizations in Holland and Germany. Additional materials include printed materials, invoices, and publications about Jan Toorop’s art.
The collection consists of a single series:
- Flersheim, Gertrud (Person)
- Flersheim, Ernst, 1862-1944 (Person)
- Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, Netherlands) (Organization)
- Toorop, Jan Theodoor, 1858-1928 (Person)
- Eberstadt family (Family)
- Guide to the Walter Eberstadt Collection 1945-1951, 1998-2007 AR 25366
- Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
- © 2011
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation
- December 04, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.