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The Clark Photograph and Clippings Archive contains nearly a million images that were used to teach and study art in the early twentieth century.  Sadly, some of these images represent the only remaining documentation of important works of art. The Lost Art Project draws on the Clark’s photograph and clipping collection to highlight these important lost works.

Today’s lost art work is St. Agnes by Alonso Cano (1601–1667):

St. Agnesis one of approximately 417 works of art from the Kaiser Friedrich Museum that was deposited in the Friedrichshain flak tower, or Flakturm, for safekeeping during the Second World War. The painting is presumed to have been destroyed when the tower was burned in May of 1945.

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The Clark Photograph and Clippings Archive contains nearly a million images that were used to teach and study art in the early twentieth century.  Sadly, some of these images represent the only remaining documentation of important works of art. The Lost Art Project draws on the Clark’s photograph and clipping collection to highlight these important lost works.

Today’s lost art work is St. Mary Magdalene, by Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787).

Batoni’s oil painting was destroyed in the Second World War, during three allied bombing raids of Dresden between February 13 and 14, 1945.

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The Clark Photograph and Clippings Archive contains nearly a million images that were used to teach and study art in the early twentieth century.  Sadly, some of these images represent the only remaining documentation of important works of art. The Lost Art Project draws on the Clark’s photograph and clipping collection to highlight these important lost works.

Today’s lost art work is Gartenweg mit Hühnern (Garden Path with Chickens), by Gustav Klimt. 

Among many paintings from the Erich Lederer collection, Garden Path with Chickens (1917) was removed to the Schloss Immendorf in Lower Austria for safekeeping during World War II. When the castle was burned by retreating SS troops in 1945, the painting was destroyed.

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