The Art Loss Register
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The Art Loss Register
The Art Loss Register

The history of The Art Loss Register (ALR) dates back to 1976, when The International Foundation for Art Research in New York established the archive of lost collectibles and cultural property. Officially The ALR was registered in 1990 in London, and currently is considered the biggest database of claimed art and antique. In 2013 the database contained around 350 000 objects.

In comparison, the database of

  • Scotland Yard contains 57 500 objects,
  • Interpol has 40 000 objects,
  • FBI 8 000 objects.

The ALR is a commercial organization; the shareholders are Julian Radcliffe – 68% (2013) and the auction houses Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams.

Sources: The Art Newspaper, The New York Times, Antiques Trade Gazette


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Paintings of European artists of the XV-XIXth centuries will be among the top lots at the Schuler Auktionen summer sale 24-28 June 2019. The work of the prominent animalist painter Alfred de Dreux (1810-1860), a vivid still life of Giacomo Fardella di Calvello (1624-1706), a high-skilled realistic portrait of Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (1572-1657), Alpine landscape of Franz Richard Unterberger (1838-1902), two works of Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885) with convincing provenance and the paintings of other artists will be featured at the upcoming auction.  Next...
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During the period 24-28 June 2019 the Schuler Auktionen will be auctioning Russian icons XVII – XIX centuries as part of their traditional summer sale. Among the lots to be auctioned are XVII century “Annunciation”, XVIII century “St. Georges”, XIX century “Our Lady of Kazan” with pearl basma oklad, XIX century “St. Nicholas”, XVIII century “Harrowing of Hell”, a large icon “The Great Feasts” c. 1800, “Hodegetria” c. 1800, XIX century tryptich “The founder of a temple” and XIX century “Christ Pantocrator”.  Next...
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On June 5th, 2019 leading Russian art auction house MacDougall’s is hosting their next auction in London and offering rare masterpieces of Russian artists. The highlights include Boris Kustodiev’s (1878–1927) “Bakhchisarai” featuring rare for the artist Oriental subject, “Young Dreams (Tsesarevich)” created by the master of Russian history and folklore art Victor Vasnetsov (1848–1926), “Portrait of Alexander Bozheryanov” by the prominent Russian graphic artist Yury Annenkov (1889–1974), “Portrait of Count Nikita Ivanovich Panin” by Fedor Rokotov (c. 1735-1808), “Santi Apostoli, Venezia” by Petr Konchalovsky (1876–1956), “Landscape with Skiers” by Konstantin Yuon (1875–1958). Furthermore, the Imperial Porcelain Factory dessert plates from the Dowry Service of Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna (1825–1844) will be offered at the upcoming sale.  Next...
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On May 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2019 the Genevan auction house Piguet will be offering Swiss and fashion watches as well as haute couture bags at their traditional spring auction, and from the 10th to the 20th of May 2019 at their online auction. Among the brands featured are Breitling, Tissot, Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Hermes, Chanel, Christian Dior, Celine and other.  Next...
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On May 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2019, the Genevan auction house Piguet will be hosting their spring auction and offering important works of the renowned artists from the XIX-XXth centuries. The auction will feature three works from the “pearly” period in the career of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), the works of Henri Baptiste Lebasque (1865-1937), Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Emil Schumacher (1912-1999), Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Salvador Dali (1904-1989) as well as "Jeune fille au chapeau interrompant sa broderie" from the master of pastels Jean Étienne Liotard (1702-1789).  Next...
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On March 28th, 2019, the German auction house Hampel Fine Art Auctions will be putting up rare works from Repin, Shishkin and Aivazovsky together with icons from the XIXth century and decorative art. The highlights: Ilya Repin (1844-1930) “Portrait of a lady with red rose”, Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898) “Interior with young woman at a table in front of window”, Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) “Ship in distress” and “Turkish pavilion on riverside with men praying at full moon”.  Next...
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During the period from the 18th to the 23rd of March, 2019, the Swiss auction house Schuler Auktionen will be putting up Russian icons from the XVI-XVIII centuries and pieces of decorative arts at the upcoming auction. Among the top lots are some Russian cloisonné enamel pieces from the XIXth century, as well as a collection of Faberge-inspired works with a Bouquet of Lilies Clock Egg, made after the model by Faberge, which was gifted by the Emperor Nicholas II to his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna, and currently held in the Kremlin Armoury.  Next...
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During the period from the 18th to the 23rd of March, 2019, the Swiss auction house Schuler Auktionen will be offering works of European painters from the XVI-XIX centuries at the upcoming sale. Eduard von Grützner’s (Gross-Karlowitz, 1846 – Munich, 1925) “Rauenthaler” tasting wine is among the top lots together with the works of religious art by Hendrick van Somers (Lockeren, 1607 – Naples, 1655), Gaudenzio Ferrari (1477/78, Valduggia–Milan, 1546), Giovanni Ghisolfi (Milan, 1623 – Rome, 1683) and other renowned European painters.  Next...
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During the period from the 2nd to the 14th of March, 2019, until 21:00 (GMT+1) the Genevan auction house Piguet is hosting their online auction featuring following categories: Contemporary art, Middle East and Far East art, Canes, Light and furniture of the XXth century, Leather accessorise, Watches, Watches under 400 CHF, Decorative arts, Porcelain, Swiss painters , Oriental rugs and carpets. The delivery of purchased lots around the world is carried out by the auction house.  Next...
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