courtesan Karakoto from the Choji house, Japan, around 1804 / restituted
courtesan Nakagawa from the Nakamanji house, Japan, 1807 / restituted
mother and child playing, Japan, around 1801 / restituted
The Müller-Hofmann family was affected by the NS regimes sanctions imposed in Austria from March 1938 on in various
ways. As a politically undesirable person, Prof. Wilhelm Müller-Hofmann lost his teaching post at the Vienna Arts and Crafts
College; his wife and his sons were persecuted as Jews. In this situation, the family was in urgent need of financial means
to compensate at least partly for Wilhelm Müller-Hofmanns lost earnings and to support the sons escape to Sweden
and their life in exile. Faced with this predicament, Prof. Wilhelm Müller-Hofmann sold seven Ukiyo-e prints to the MAK. On 28 September 2007, the Advisory Board recommended the restitution of the prints which were handed over to a representative
of the heirs on 22 January 2009.
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