Associated Press
Boston Museum Files Suit Over Painting
Associated Press 01.24.08, 2:00 PM ET

BOSTON – The Museum of Fine Arts has filed a federal lawsuit to retain ownership of a 1913 oil painting sold during the Nazi occupation of Austria.

Attorneys for Claudia Seger-Thomschitz, an Austrian woman who claims she is the rightful owner of Oskar Kokoschka’s “Two Nudes (Lovers),” say the painting was sold under duress in 1939 by Oskar Reichel, a Jewish physician who ran an art gallery in Vienna.